Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3801

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

Non-native: China

Documented growing wild in - - -

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INVASIVE

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petiole 1-4"

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

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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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


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image of Ipomoea aquatica, Water Spinach, Swamp Morning Glory

Charles T. Bryson, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org    bug_1116058

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Flowers can be purple, pink or white with a purple center, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Ipomoea aquatica, Water Spinach, Swamp Morning Glory

USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org    bug_1149028

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Leaves arrow-shaped, 1-6" x 1-3"; stems hollow, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Ipomoea aquatica, Water Spinach, Swamp Morning Glory

USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org    bug_1149035

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Can be a procumbent terrestrial in wetland areas or a floating aquatic, per www.invasive.org.


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image of Ipomoea aquatica, Water Spinach, Swamp Morning Glory

Julia Scher, Federal Noxious Weeds Disseminules, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org    bug_5376491

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image of Ipomoea aquatica, Water Spinach, Swamp Morning Glory

Julia Scher, Federal Noxious Weeds Disseminules, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org    bug_5376492

Month Unknown