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Red Morning Glory Ipomoea coccinea

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
eye-poh-MEE-ah kok-SIN-ee-uh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Scarlet Creeper is an annual vine in the morning glory family.  It is native to Mexico and typically found along streambanks, roadsides, fields, and thickets.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#stream banks#thickets#pollinator plant#food source winter#food source fall#food source nectar#coastal FAC#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly friendly#FACU Piedmont Mountains#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#stream banks#thickets#pollinator plant#food source winter#food source fall#food source nectar#coastal FAC#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly friendly#FACU Piedmont Mountains#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ipomoea
    Species:
    coccinea
    Family:
    Convolvulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico
    Wildlife Value:
    Scarlet creeper is a food source for songbirds and hummingbirds. It also attracts pollinators and butterflies.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Vine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from September to December.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Description:
    Red flowers bloom from August to frost.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting, large amounts of seeds may cause hallucinations
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Indole alkaloids (Lysergic acid, lysergamide, elymoclavine and chanoclavine)
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No