Ipomoea imperati (Vahl) Griseb.
Beach morning glory, Beach morning-glory
Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)
Synonym(s): Ipomoea stolonifera
USDA Symbol: ipim
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Texture: Leathery
Flower: Flowers up to 2 inches long and 2 inches wide.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording 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 DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1069 Collected 2007-06-30 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Ipomoea imperati in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ipomoea imperati in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ipomoea imperati
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff