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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ipomoea quamoclit   FAMILY Convolvulaceae   Go to FSUS key



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea quamoclit   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-07-001:

Ipomoea quamoclit   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)

Quamoclit vulgaris

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Quamoclit quamoclit

 

COMMON NAME:
Cypress-vine


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image of Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress-vine

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ququ_001_lvd

        

image of Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress-vine

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ipomoea_quamoclit_5

August        

image of Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress-vine

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ipomoea_quamoclit_1

August    Iredell County    NC

image of Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress-vine

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ipomoea_quamoclit_2

August    Iredell County    NC

A twining, herbaceous annual vine, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 1st ed. (Porcher & Rayner, 2001).

image of Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress-vine

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ipomoea_quamoclit_2b

August    Iredell County    NC

Lvs pinnately divided into many narrowly linear segments ~ 1mm wide or less, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999).

image of Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress-vine

Keith Bradley    kab_i_quamoclit_78912

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress-vine

JK Marlow    jkm151006_350

October    Greenville County    SC

image of Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress-vine

JK Marlow    jkm151006_351

October    Greenville County    SC

image of Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress-vine

JK Marlow    jkm151006_353

October    Greenville County    SC

Its leaves resemble the terminal, needle-bearing twigs of cypress trees, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 1st ed. (Porcher & Rayner, 2001).

image of Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress-vine

JK Marlow    jkm151007_355b

October    Greenville County    SC

Funnel-shaped scarlet flowers to 1.4" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005).

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ipomoea quamoclit   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea quamoclit   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-07-001:
Ipomoea quamoclit   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Quamoclit vulgaris

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quamoclit quamoclit

 

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755

Herbaceous vine (twining)
Annual

Habitat: Fields, hedgerows, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Non-native: tropical America

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Red
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 unequal sepals
5-lobed salverform or funnelform corolla
5 exserted stamens
Superior ovary
Bisexual

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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