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Ipomoea imperati (Beach morning glory)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Ipomoea imperati

Ipomoea imperati (Vahl) Griseb.

Beach morning glory, Beach morning-glory

Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)

Synonym(s): Ipomoea stolonifera

USDA Symbol: ipim

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Texture: Leathery
Flower: Flowers up to 2 inches long and 2 inches wide.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , FL , GA , HI , LA , MS , NC , PA , SC , TX


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL

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 Bank

LBJWC-1069 Collected 2007-06-30 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Ipomoea imperati in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ipomoea imperati in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ipomoea imperati


Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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