Island morning glory
Synonym(s): Ipomoea acuminata
A frequent morning glory of mostly disturbed sites throughout much of Florida. It is also found in the gulf coastal states from Texas to Georgia, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
A twining herbaceous vine with alternate leaves that can be heart-shaped or tri-lobed. Flowers are funnel-shaped, 5-7.6cm (2-3 in.) across and can have a white throat. The flowers start out pinkish-violet in the morning deepening to purple during the day, with pinkish nectar guides radiating out from the center of the flower. There are five anthers of different lengths, one of which extends beyond the stigma, the others below.
Interestingly most Florida sources list Ipomoea indica as a native, but USDA has it as an introduced species in all US states and territories where it is found.
Ipomoea indica is a member of the Convolvulaceae - Morning-glory family.
Other species of the Ipomoea genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Ipomoea alba - MOONFLOWER
Ipomoea cairica - MILE A MINUTE VINE
Ipomoea cordatotriloba - COASTAL MORNING GLORY
Ipomoea hederacea - IVYLEAF MORNING-GLORY
Ipomoea hederifolia - SCARLETCREEPER
Ipomoea imperati - BEACH MORNING-GLORY
Ipomoea lacunosa - WHITESTAR
Ipomoea pandurata - MAN-OF-THE-EARTH
Ipomoea pes-caprae var. brasiliensis - RAILROAD VINE
Ipomoea quamoclit - CYPRESSVINE
Ipomoea sagittata - SALTMARSH MORNING-GLORY
Date record last modified: Jan 21, 2020