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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Ipomoea imperati (Vahl) Griseb.
Beach morning glory, Beach morning-glory
USDA Symbol: ipim
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The Beach Morning Glory is a member of the morning glory family (family Convolvulaceae) which includes trees, shrubs, vines and herbs, commonly with handsome, funnel-shaped flowers. Flowers: radially symmetrical; sepals 5; corolla of 5 united petals, almost unlobed on the rim; stamens 5. Corolla attached at base of ovary. Leaves: alternate, simple. Fruit: capsule, berry, or nut.About 50 genera and 1,400 species occur, mostly in temperate and tropical regions. Some species are cultivated for their handsome flowers - and one, the sweet potato, for its edible underground fleshy stems.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Vine Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Leaf Margin: Entire Leaf Texture:
Flowers up to 2 inches long and 2 inches wide.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
AL , FL , GA , HI , LA , MS , NC , PA , SC , TX USDA Native Status: L48(N), HI(I), PR(N), VI(N)
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
- Austin, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1069
Collected 2011-07-09 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff