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Everglades morningglory
Ipomoea sagittata
Convolvulaceae
 

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet wildflower gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.

Description: Twining, low climbing herbaceous vine.

Dimensions: N/A; a vine with stems to 5 feet or more in length.

Growth Rate: Fast.

Range: Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys; West Indies, Mexico and Central America. Very rare in the Monroe County Keys from Key Largo to Big Pine Key and perhaps absent in the middle Keys; reported for Key West in the late 1800s.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Marshes.

Soils: Wet to moist, moderately well-drained to seasonally inundated freshwater or brackish soils.

Nutritional Requirements: Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.

Salt Water Tolerance: Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Purplish.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: Summer-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed.


Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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