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Ipomoea alba (Moonflower)
Smith, R.W.

Ipomoea alba

Ipomoea alba L.

Moonflower, Moon Vine, Tropical White Morning Glory

Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)

Synonym(s): Calonyction aculeatum, Ipomoea bona-nox

USDA Symbol: ipal

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

Tropical White 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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Vine

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: DC , FL , HI , KS , LA , TX

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-02-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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