Ipomoea hederacea

Ivy-Leaved Morning-Glory

Origin Of Species
Tropical America
Physical Description
Ivy-leaved morning-glory is an annual trailing vine that flowers from July to September.  Vines range from three to six feet in length and may reach a maximum of eight feet.  The leaves vary greatly, but often possess three deep lobes.  The funnel-shaped flowers, almost two inches wide, are generally blue, but can show traces of purple or white.
Habitat And Distribution
Ivy-leaved morning-glories are found on roadsides, cultivated areas, waste places, and woodland borders.  They are prominent throughout the United States, with the exception of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
Location On Campus
Ivy-leaved morning-glories are expected to be in any weedy area on campus, especially along forest edges.
Negative Impacts
Ivy-leaved morning-glory is very difficult to control because the seeds are able to germinate in depths as shallow as eight inches.  It is a resilient, fast-growing vine that may dominate the essential substrate, nutrients, and sunlight of other plants.
VDCR Invasiveness Ranking
Moderately Invasive Species

Additional Images: Flower with leaf

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