Host an Event Volunteer Join Tickets

Support the plant database you love!


Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or you can choose a plant family:
Ipomoea sagittata (Saltmarsh morning-glory)
Romfh, Peggy

Ipomoea sagittata

Ipomoea sagittata Poir.

Saltmarsh Morning-glory, Salt-marsh Morning Glory

Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)



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.


From the Image Gallery

36 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems sprawling or twining and climbing, up to about 12 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: 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

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.


Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

Search More Titles in Bibliography

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-22
Research By: TWC Staff

Go back