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Ipomoea sagittata

Saltmarsh morning-glory, Salt-marsh morning glory

Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)

Ipomoea sagittata (Saltmarsh morning-glory)
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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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Size Notes: Climber

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX
Native Distribution: North Carolina south to Florida; west to Texas.
Native Habitat: Sandy soil, particularly brackish.

Last Update: 2015-10-13