Ipomoea hederifolia L.

Ivy-leaf Morning Glory, Star Ipomoea, Scarlet Creeper

Family: Convolvulaceae

Genus: Ipomoea

Category: Vine

Size: To 10'

Exposure: Sun


Twining annual vine. Leaves vary in shape but usually heart-shaped. Red to orange flowers. Found in moist sites - weedy.


Published in Syst. Nat., ed. 10 2: 925 in 1759.

Native to the souteastern US (Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi) and South America.

Synonym = Ipomoea sanguinea Vahl. Listed in Bot. Reg. 1: 9 (1815).


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