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Botanical names:
Ipomoea cordatotriloba var. cordatotriloba Accepted
Ipomoea trichocarpa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Plant Height: 1 foot
Plant Spread: Trailing vines can grow 15 feet or longer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Birds


Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 15, 2011 8:53 AM

The Sharp-pod Morning Glory is a native found in the Southeastern U.S. from North Carolina southward, throughout Florida, and west into Texas. The leaves are deeply lobed with a pointed tip. This plant became somewhat of a pest in the garden at our old house. Originally a gift from the birds, it took over and displaced other ornamentals, completely killing out some dwarf Azaleas. I dug and yanked it out but found it difficult to completely eradicate ... it readily reseeds and sprouts everywhere, including the lawn! When we moved in November 2011 apparently some of it tagged along because I found it sprouting in a couple of container plants.

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