Carolinas and Georgia

3801

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea aquatica   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Water Spinach, Swamp Morning Glory


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Herbaceous vine; Semi-aquatic
Perennial? Annual?

Non-native: China
Documented growing wild in - - -


INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petiole 1-4"

FLOWER:
White to lavender
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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Ipomoea aquatica   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

Water Spinach, Swamp Morning Glory