Ipomoea imperati

Beach Morning Glory

  • Family: Convolvulaceae
  • Form: A trailing herbaceous, perennial vine that roots at the nodes
  • Leaves: 1 to 1½ in. long, leathery, fleshy, alternate, simple; margin entire, undulate, or 3-5 lobes; leaf blade variable, can be linear, lanceolate, oblong, or ovate on same plant; truncate at base, pedicel is almost as long as the flower
  • Stem/Bark: Smooth, light green to tan, creeping
  • Flower: Usually solitary, but occasionally 2 or 3 together, corolla white with pale yellow center, funnelform, 2 inches in length, bisexual, stigma 2-lobed, 2 stamens, sepals green in color
  • Fruit: Brown half inch pods with four seeds
  • Comments: There are at least a dozen Ipomoea species native to Florida . I. imperati is similar in growth habit to I. pes-caprae but has white rather than purple flowers and lobed rather than reflected/notched leaves
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