Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


756

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in GA (rare in NC-SC)

Look for it on beaches, dune blowouts, fore-dunes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 sepals
Shallowly 5-lobed (or merely wavy-edged) campanulate corolla
5 included 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 imperati   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea imperati   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-07-005:
Ipomoea stolonifera   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Fiddle-leaf Morning Glory, Beach Morning Glory


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image of Ipomoea imperati

JK Marlow    jkm0309q_23

September    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

Its fleshy leaves and low-growth form are adaptations to the hostile dunes, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Ipomoea imperati

JK Marlow    jkm0309q_24

September    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

Most leaf blades lobed at the base, often deeply so, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.