Beach Morning Glory

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BEACH MORNING GLORY

Ipomoea imperati - Convolvulaceae, Morning Glory Family


DESCRIPTION: Prostrate, sprawling vine with oval leaves and showy flowers. 

Height: To 4 inches 

Flowers: Showy, white with a yellow throat, 3 inches long and 3 inches wide. Spring, summer and fall.

Fruit: A somewhat woody capsule

Foliage: Thick, leathery, succulent, oval-shaped, 1-1/2 inches long and 
2 inches wide. 

Growth rate: Fast

REQUIREMENTS:

Sun: Full sun

Soil: Loose sand

Drainage: Good to moderate

Water: Moderate

Maintenance: Unknown

Propagation: Seeds, tubers, rooting at nodes

NATIVE HABITAT: Cameron and Willacy Counties in coastal sands.

WILDLIFE USE: Food for caterpillars of Painted Crescent butterfly. Flowers provide nectar and pollen for bees and other flying insects.

COMMENTS: This morning glory forms long, trailing vines, covering and securing sand dunes. The dark green leaves contrast nicely with the white, yellow-throated showy flowers.


BEACH MORNING GLORY

 

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