Scientific Name: Polygonum perfoliatum

Common Name: Asiatic tearthumb

Other Common Names: mile-a-minute, mile-a-minute weed

Synonyms: Ampelygonum perfoliatum, Persicaria perfoliata

  • Life cycle: summer annual

  • Milky sap: Not Present

  • Plant type: Herb

  • Thorns: Present

  • Plant family: Polygonaceae

  • Leaf arrangement: alternate;

  • Leaf shape: triangle;

  • Leaf margin: entire;

  • Stem hairs: no hairs;

  • Ochrea: Present;

  • Flower color: blue;

  • Growth habit: vine;

  • Stem: round or oval;

  • Leaf structure: simple;

  • Leaf hairs: no hairs;

  • Root structure: fibrous;

  • Flower symmetry: radial symmetry;

  • Leaf stalk: shorter than leaf;