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Ipomoea coccinea Linnaeus. Scarlet Creeper, Red Morning-glory. Phen: Aug-Dec. Hab: Fields, roadsides, thickets, streambanks. Dist: Unquestionably native of the se. United States, though the details of the pre-Columbian distribution are uncertain. Wood et al. (2020b) stated "endemic to southeastern USA, where it grows on waste ground, roadsides, stream sides and in ditches, apparently with a preference for seasonally moist habitats."

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA14, GrPl, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WV, Austin & Huáman (1996), Austin (1984), Wood et al (2020b); = Quamoclit coccinea (L.) Moench – G, S; < Ipomoea hederifolia L. – WI

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷


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