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Saltmarsh Morning glory Ipomoea sagittata

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Phonetic Spelling
eye-poh-MEE-a saj-ih-TAY-tuh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

This native Morning glory is fond of sandy, moist, even brackish soil and thrives in the coastal regions of the Southeastern United States earning its common name of Saltmarsh morning glory.  Its growth habit of clinging vine and its large rose lavender trumpet flower are similar to the standard Morning glory, but its narrow, spear-shaped leaves are distinctive to this species.  It is a deciduous perennial vine with a long bloom time of mid-summer through fall.  Plant it in the full sun in moist sandy soil and give it a fence or trellis to climb up.

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#bees#sun#deciduous#perennial#wildlife plant#purple flowers#pink flowers#fence#moist soil#NC native#trellises#vines#native garden#long bloom time#pollinator plant#nectar plant fall#nectar plant summer#FACW#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
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#bees#sun#deciduous#perennial#wildlife plant#purple flowers#pink flowers#fence#moist soil#NC native#trellises#vines#native garden#long bloom time#pollinator plant#nectar plant fall#nectar plant summer#FACW#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ipomoea
    Species:
    sagittata
    Family:
    Convolvulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    SE. & S. Central U.S.A. to Central America, Caribbean, Medit.
    Distribution:
    coastal
    Wildlife Value:
    Pollinators enjoy the nectar including bees.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    It is highly salt tolerant.
    Climbing Method:
    Tendrils
    Twining
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
    Appendage:
    Tendrils
  • 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 Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Globose capsules
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Trumpet
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    fused petals
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Five fused pink to purple with a dark throat funnel shaped flowers with large nectaries. Five sepals are at the base of the flower and are glabrous (smooth).
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Sagittate/arrowhead-shaped with narrow points to front and rear
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Smooth
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Vertical Spaces
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt
    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