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Ipomoea imperati (Vahl) Griseb.
Beach morning glory, Beach morning-glory
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.
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
BenefitConspicuous 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 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 2007-06-30 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff