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Ipomoea alba Linnaeus. Moonflower, Tropical Morning-glory. Phen: Sep-May (-Apr). Hab: Hammocks, marsh edges, disturbed areas. Dist: Ne. FL south to s. FL; Mexico south through Central America to Argentina; West Indies. Whether or not Ipomoea alba is native or introduced in our region is unclear.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, Fl6, FNA14, K3, K4, Meso4.2, Mex, Tx, WH3, Wood et al (2020b); = Calonyction aculeatum (L.) House – S; = Convolvulus aculeatus L.

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FAC

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Ipomoea alba, Turtle Mound, Canaveral National Seashore, Volusia County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source

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