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