Ipomoea quamoclit L. - Cypress Vine

Ipomoea quamoclit plant

Family - Convolvulaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Pressed leaves.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info yet.

Ipomoea quamoclit flower

Ipomoea quamoclit calyxCalyx.

Ipomoea quamoclit fruitFruit.

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.


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