Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Ipomoea coccinea Linnaeus. Scarlet Creeper, Red Morning-glory. Phen: Aug-Dec. Hab: Fields, roadsides, thickets, streambanks. Dist: 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

Syn: = Ar, C, F, GrPl, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WV, Austin & Huáman (1996), Austin (1984); = Quamoclit coccinea – G, S; < Ipomoea hederifolia – WI

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