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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Ipomoea coccinea [=Quamoclit coccinea]

Scarlet Creeper, Red Morning-glory, Redstar

Scientific Name:

Ipomoea coccinea [=Quamoclit coccinea]

Genus:

Ipomoea

Species Epithet:

coccinea

Common Name:

Scarlet Creeper, Red Morning-glory, Redstar

Plant Type

Herbaceous_Vine

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only)

Plant Family

Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory Family)

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

August, September, October, November, December

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Fields, roadsides, thickets, streambanks. Fairly common to frequent in the NC Piedmont and most of the central and western Coastal Plain, but uncommon to infrequent in the mountains. Rare to absent in the eastern Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only)

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Not Assigned

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

GNR: Unknown (*Key)

Notes:

Most references consider this species not native in the US, but Weakley (2018) states: 'Native distribution uncertain, but apparently native to the se. United States." NatureServe does not consider it as a native and does not bother to give a Global Rank at all (= GNR).

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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