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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Ipomoea hederifolia   FAMILY Convolvulaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea hederifolia   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Ipomoea coccinea var. hederifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Scarlet Creeper


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image of Ipomoea hederifolia, Scarlet Creeper

Keith Bradley    kab_i_hederifolia_72585

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Calyx shorter than that of I. coccinea, fruits erect not reflexed, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Ipomoea hederifolia, Scarlet Creeper

Keith Bradley    kab_i_hederifolia_72600

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Ipomoea hederifolia   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea hederifolia   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Ipomoea coccinea var. hederifolia

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3975

Herbaceous vine (twining)
Annual

Non-native: tropical America

Habitat: Moist thickets (especially near-coastal), disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Red
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 sepals
Shallowly 5-lobed (or merely wavy-edged) salverform corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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