Plant ID forum: Unidentified wildflower

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Name: DJ Williams
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fireinspector
Apr 30, 2017 12:20 PM CST
I would like to know what this particular wildflower is? It grows in my backyard with no problem. I love the flower, but it has taken over my backyard. Can I maintain it somehow or should I get rid of it all together?
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Apr 30, 2017 12:30 PM CST

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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Apr 30, 2017 12:42 PM CST
Looks like some species of ipomoea (Morning Glory Vine). And, yes they can be invasive in warm areas with mild winters.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Apr 30, 2017 1:16 PM CST
Are you by chance in Florida? There are a few Morning Glories found here in Florida. Mile A Minute Vine (Ipomoea cairica) is one found in quite a few Fla. counties as shown on this map: http://florida.plantatlas.usf....

More photos of Mile a Minute Vine can be seen here: http://florida.plantatlas.usf....

There are probably quite a few other varieties in the state as well. My husband and I lived in Daytona Beach (zone 9a) for 43 years and we had Wild Morning Glory (Ipomoea cordatotriloba) running rampant on our property but the leaves on your plant aren't a match for that species:


Mile A Minute Vine (Ipomoea cairica) Is also found here in Fla.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Apr 30, 2017 1:19 PM CST
Pink Moon Vine (Ipomoea macrorhiza) also comes to mind; has both pink and white flowers:
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 30, 2017 1:54 PM CST
To me the blooms look more flat, less trumpet shaped than morning glory...?
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Apr 30, 2017 6:11 PM CST
I just had to remove my I. Cairica vine to make room for a new storage shed. It is aptly named. I had to give it weekly haircuts to keep it in bounds, but the one the OP has doesn't have the same leaves and I. Cairica had 4" flowers.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Apr 30, 2017 6:42 PM CST
Looking closely at the leaves, they reminded me of Stictocardia. I have Hawaiian Bells (Stictocardia beraviensis) whose blooms are recurved like that so I googled and there is apparently a pink variety but we currently have no photos or info in our database: Stictocardia (Stictocardia tiliifolia) It's apparently found in far south Florida, Miami-Dade County and the Keys: http://florida.plantatlas.usf....

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http://naturewatch.org.nz/taxa...
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Apr 30, 2017 6:43 PM CST
Well, forget that one ... I went back up thread to view DJ's photos again and it doesn't have the dark throat like in the photos I found when googling.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Apr 30, 2017 7:26 PM CST
Whether we get a good id or not, it is some kind of Ipomea, and all of them can be invasive in the proper climate. Any invasive with that small flower would be gone in my opinion. I love ipomeas, and have grown them enough to keep them contained in a pot with a paver or saucer under it. They are just too sneaky about traveling.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Apr 30, 2017 7:33 PM CST
Definitely appears to be in the Convolvulaceae family but there are sooo many in that family of plants ...
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Apr 30, 2017 7:35 PM CST
And many are noxious weeds!

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