Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3801

Herbaceous vine; Semi-aquatic
Perennial? Annual?
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: China

map
To see a detailed map, click here


INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

SC Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Nuisance Species List, 2003
SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017
USDA Federal Noxious Weed List, 093014
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petiole 1-4"

FLOWER:
White to lavender
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens
Flowers in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea aquatica   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Water Spinach, Swamp Morning Glory