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NC Native Plant Society:
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Ipomoea imperati [=Ipomoea stolonifera]

Beach Morning-glory

Scientific Name:

Ipomoea imperati [=Ipomoea stolonifera]

Genus:

Ipomoea

Species Epithet:

imperati

Common Name:

Beach Morning-glory

Plant Type

Herbaceous_Vine

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Beaches, dune blowouts, fore-dunes. Scattered along the immediate coast, north to Ocracoke Island in Hyde County. There are collections only from Brunswick County, but sightings from New Hanover, Onslow, Carteret, and Hyde counties. Rare along the coast to Carteret County, and very rare to Hyde County. This is a State Threatened species.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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