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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

(PBCC)

6

(PBCC)

SU

ME

WI

(PBCC)

Escaped (WU1)

Particularly open, lanky silhouette

 

 


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