Ipomoea quamoclit L. - Cypress Vine
Family - Convolvulaceae
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Flowering - August - October.
Habitat - Waste ground, fence rows, roadsides.
Origin - Native to tropical America.
Other info. - This striking species is cultivated in Missouri and rarely escaped. It can be found in a handful of scattered counties. This vine will cover just about any structure with its fast growth. The brilliant red flowers are visited by hummingbirds.
Photographs taken in Gainesville, FL., 6-22-02 and in Lochapoka, AL., 9-23-04.