Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Bah, Fl6, GW2, K1, K3, K4, Meso4.2, NE, WH3, Austin & Huáman (1996), Austin (1984); < Ipomoea hederifolia – WI

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image of plant© Keith Bradley
image of plant© Keith Bradley