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Ipomea batatas

Common Name(s):
Water spinach
Categories:
Annuals, Water Garden
Comment:

Vine-like; spreads by runners; submerge crown with 3 in. of water; grow in 5 gallon pot.

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Ipomea support the following specialized beesMelitoma taurea and Cemolobus ipomoeae.

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Height:
N/A
Foliage:
Edible leaves and stems
Flower:
Pinkish morning glory like flowers; sparingly produced
Tags:
pond, apvg, bees, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, container, water garden, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2349

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