Water Spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) in the Morning Glories Database

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Other
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Spread: Can become invasive in warmer climates
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: strap shape
Fruiting Time: Year Round
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Year Round
Foliage Mound Height: 1.5 feet
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Vegetable
Salad greens
Cooked greens
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: Plant to depth of seed
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
credit: Prenn

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Have you bought seeds off of ebay? by RenaeC May 26, 2017 11:13 PM 4
Question by Ammar Sep 20, 2016 7:46 PM 35
Request for a Morning Glory forum by luvsgrtdanes Sep 11, 2016 2:49 PM 30
O-T Junction by Rainbow Jan 3, 2017 5:50 PM 306
Merremia bambusetorum by Gerris2 Apr 7, 2015 6:18 PM 18
Maybe bulk-mark many Brassicas as "Salad greens" and "Cooked greens" by RickCorey Feb 5, 2013 3:14 PM 2
The elusive kaffir lime tree... by crittergarden Nov 26, 2013 10:21 AM 5

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