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Pest Information



  • Latin Name: Ipomoea Cordatotriloba
  • Common Name: Tievine
  • Other Names: Great ragweed, giant ragweed, skeletonleaf burr ragweed

Pest Details



Native to the United States, and found from Texas east to South Carolina and Florida.


A perennial vine with rapid growth that allows it to quickly cover large areas with foliage, attaching to other plants by means of tendrils. As a species of morningglory this plant is considered invasive in some states.


A low-growing but potentially invasive vine that grows up into and over other plants, attaching to them with tendrils. Stems are thin and strong, with a slight reddish color and are covered with short hairs. Leaves are 3 to 4 inches wide and divided into 3 deeply lobed sections. The pink flowers are typical of the family, bell-shaped and arising on long stalks from the base of the leaves.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

In order to kill the roots a systemic herbicide may be necessary, followed by physical removal of the foliage to eliminate it from other plantings.

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