mile-a-minute USDA PLANTS Symbol: MIMI5
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Vines Shrub or Subshrub
Mikania micrantha Kunth

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Asterales: Asteraceae
Synonym(s): bittervine, Chinese creeper, kwalo koburu, liane americaine, mile-a-minute, ovaova, wa mbosuvu

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Seed(s); achenes 1.5-2(3) mm in length, black, glabrous, 4- to 5- ribbed, surface sparingly glandular, persistent pappus of 32-38 barbellate, capillary bristles 2-3 mm long
USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s); Three fruits. FNW taxon.
Julia Scher, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s); Surface of fruit. FNW taxon.
Julia Scher, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s); Close-up of apex of fruit. FNW taxon.
Julia Scher, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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Invasive Listing Sources:
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council