Weed Identification in South East Queensland
VINES | Mile a Minute
Scientific: Ipomoea cairica
Common name: Mile-a-minute
Origin: Asia and tropical Asia
This is a fast growing vine that has a tendency to grow both a creeper and a climber.
The leaves are alternate and lobed, the stem a white-creamy colour with numerous dots located along its entirety. The flowers are of a mauve colour and darker in the centre of the tubular centre. You rarely see the vine fruiting which is a brown-yellow in colour.
|Habitat||Key notes||Method of Control|
|Can be found in most ecosystems, from dunal areas to wetlands. It will survive with some inundation of water||This vine is quite vagarious in its growth and will smother native vegetation. One stem can send out multiple shoots||Hand removal of juvenile plant.
Roll up long runners and hand pull each root.
Stem scrape around base of stem