Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Ipomoea sagittata Poir.
Saltmarsh morning-glory, Salt-marsh morning glory
Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)
A climbing vine
with smooth stems and pink or bright purple funnel-shaped flowers solitary
or in clusters of 2-3.
The leaves of this southern vine
resemble those of the Arrowheads; both derive their names from the Latin word sagitta
(arrow). The very large, high-climbing Manroot, or Man-of-the-earth (I. pandurata
), which has white flowers with deep purple throats, is very abundant in the Midwest.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Vine Size Notes:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX Native Distribution:
North Carolina south to Florida; west to Texas. Native Habitat:
Sandy soil, particularly brackish. USDA Native Status: L48(N)