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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Ipomoea sagittata Poir.
Saltmarsh morning-glory, Salt-marsh morning glory
USDA Symbol: IPSA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Vine Size Notes:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
, TX Native Distribution:
North Carolina south to Florida; west to Texas. Native Habitat:
Sandy soil, particularly brackish.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2012-10-17
Research By: TWC Staff