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Ipomoea sagittata Poir.
Saltmarsh Morning-glory, Salt-marsh Morning Glory
Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)
USDA Symbol: IPSA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A climbing vine with smooth stems and pink or bright purple funnel-shaped flowers solitary or in clusters of 2-3.
The leaves of this southern vine resemble those of the Arrowheads; both derive their names from the Latin word sagitta ("arrow"). The very large, High-climbing Manroot, or Man-of-the-earth (I. pandurata), which has white flowers with deep purple throats, is very abundant in the Midwest.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems sprawling or twining and climbing, up to about 12 feet long.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
DistributionUSA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX
Native Distribution: North Carolina south to Florida; west to Texas.
Native Habitat: Sandy soil, particularly brackish.
National Wetland Indicator Status
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Web ReferenceWebref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Ipomoea sagittata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ipomoea sagittata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ipomoea sagittata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-03-22
Research By: TWC Staff