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Pest Information

Tall Morningglory

Tall Morningglory

  • Latin Name: Ipomoea Purpurea
  • Common Name: Tall Morningglory
  • Other Names: N/A

Pest Details

Tall Morningglory
Tall Morningglory

Origin:

Native to tropical America, and widespread in the United States due to its use as an ornamental vine.

Biology:

An annual vine, reproducing only from seed. Its rapid growth and smothering habit make it a problem in cultivated crops and orchards. The roots are shallow and fibrous.

Identification:

Similar to Ivyleaf morningglory, but with leaves that are always heart shaped and never lobed. Leaves are several inches across and dark green. Flowers are in groups of 1 to 3 flowers, on stalks arising from the leaf axils. Flowers are bluish to purple, the petals fused to form a funnel about 2 to 3 inches across.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

An annual with a shallow root system, permitting physical removal of individual plants.

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