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Everglades morningglory
Ipomoea sagittata
Convolvulaceae


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.
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.


 


Roger L. Hammer
Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton