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Ipomoea hederifolia Linnaeus. Scarlet Creeper. Phen: Jul-Mar. Hab: Moist thickets (especially near-coastal), disturbed areas. Dist: GA and AL, south to s. FL, west to MS; West Indies; Mexico, Central America, and South America. Some of the more inland occurrences likely represent an adventive range extension from horticultural use.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, Fl6, FNA14, GW2, K1, K3, K4, Meso4.2, Mex, NE, WH3, Austin & Huáman (1996), Austin (1984), Wood et al (2020b); = Ipomoea coccinea L. var. hederifolia (L.) A.Gray; = n/a – RAB; < Ipomoea hederifolia L. – WI

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL

Heliophily: 9

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