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Ipomoea hederifolia (Scarlet creeper)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Ipomoea hederifolia

Ipomoea hederifolia L.

Scarlet Creeper

Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)

Synonym(s): Ipomoea coccinea var. hederifolia

USDA Symbol: IPHE2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Vine
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Lobed
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems trailing to climbing, up to about 10 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MA , MS , NM , TX , VA , VT

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.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-14
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