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Beach morningglory
Ipomoea imperati
Convolvulaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also an accent groundcover in coastal uplands.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

An ephemeral groundcover in the front line of beach dunes.
Availability:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida.
Description:
Prostrate herbaceous vine with short stems.
Dimensions:
Typically 1-6 inches inches in height; stems short, less than 5 feet, rooting at the nodes.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America. Very rare in the Monroe County Keys and perhaps absent to the west of Bahia Honda.
Habitats:
Beach dunes.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Pioneer; grows in unconsolidated substrate in direct salt wind and spray.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
White and yellow (or with purplish lobes).
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring-fall; peak summer-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.
Comments:
Often ephemeral on beach dunes in South Florida. Horticultural synonyms: I. stolonifera.


 


Roger L. Hammer
Rosimar Rivera
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Susan Trammell