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Ipomoea carnea
Photo by William Zaugg

Bush Morning-Glory

Ipomoea carnea Jacq.

According to WU1, those in Florida are subsp. fistulosa (Mart. ex Choisy) D. F. Austin.

eye-poe-MEE-ah CAR-nee-ah

Convolvulaceae

 

Explanation of name: Generic name from Greek for worm and bindweed (BA1). Carnea means flesh-colored.

 

Natural range: South America, escaped in Florida (WU1).

 

Recognition: Lanky irregular shrub to 8 tall with violet, funnel-shaped flowers.

 

Landscape uses: The long leggy branches and open appearance of this shrub create challenges for landscaping uses. The violet flowers are attractive in the warm months.

 

See also: Morning Glory Vines article.

 

Botanical

English

FL Native

Growth Form

Flowering Season

Typical

Dimensions

Suggested Spacing

Cultural Conditions

Problems

Ipomoea carnea

Bush

Morning-Glory

Exotic, escaped (WU1)

Shrub

All Year (WU1)

SU-best

To 8

(PBSC)

6

(PBSC)

SU

ME

WI

(PBSC)

Escaped (WU1)

Particularly open, lanky silhouette

 

 


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