Common Name: Mile-A-Minute Vine (Devil’s tail, Giant climbing tearthumb, Asiatic tearthumb)
Scientific Name: Polygonum perfoliatum
Nepali Name: Ghumaauro Kaandaa ( घुमाउरो काँडा )
Size: 1.8 m
Location: Sitapaila, Kathmandu, Nepal
Mile-A-Minute Vine is an annual/perennial flowering plant that is found in elevations ranging from 900 to 1400 meters and prefers wet, moist areas. It is native in most temperate and tropical regions.
The plant has reddish barbed stems with alternate light green leaves that are equilateral triangles in shape. The fruits are metallic blue in color and appearance from the ocreass (circular, cup-shaped leafy structures) that surround the nodes from which the flower buds and flowers emerge.
The Mile-A-Minute vine flowers from July to August.
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