Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Herbaceous vine (twining)
Annual

Native distribution uncertain, but apparently native to southeast US
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, roadsides, thickets, streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006

 

full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ipomoea coccinea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea coccinea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-07-002:
Ipomoea coccinea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Small Red Morning Glory, Scarlet Creeper


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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ipomoea_coccinea_7

June        

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JK Marlow    jkm180824_4112

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Ipomoea coccinea

JK Marlow    jkm0309a_23

September    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Ipomoea coccinea

JK Marlow    jkm100903_591

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Stamens and stigma are exserted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ipomoea coccinea

JK Marlow    jkm100903_592

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Flowers bright scarlet and salverform, the narrow tube about 1" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Ipomoea coccinea

JK Marlow    jkm110917_407

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Ipomoea coccinea

JK Marlow    jkm110917_409

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves ovate, somewhat angular, base cordate, apex acuminate-cuspidate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ipomoea coccinea

JK Marlow    jkm140909_556

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Capsule sub-globose, 5-6mm broad, pedicel strongly recurved, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ipomoea coccinea

JK Marlow    jkm140909_560

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Fruits are 4-valved capsules, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Ipomoea coccinea

JK Marlow    jkm141016_133

October    Greenville County    SC