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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

Month Unknown        

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

Month Unknown        

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

Month Unknown        

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

Month Unknown        

image of Ipomoea aquatica, Water Spinach, Swamp Morning Glory

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

Month Unknown        

 


PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea aquatica   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3801

Herbaceous vine; Semi-aquatic
Annual?

Non-native: China

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INVASIVE

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

 

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

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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