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Small Red Morning Glory, Redstar, Starflower, Scarlet Morningglory - Ipomoea coccinea


Family: Convolvulaceae - Morning-glory family Genus Common Name: Morning Glory Native Status: IntroducedDicot Annual Vine Herb
Ipomoea coccinea - Small Red Morning Glory, Redstar, Starflower, Scarlet Morningglory. Twining vine with cordate leaves to 3 inches and small red/scarlet flowers with a red-orange center to the blossom where the petals meet the corolla tube.

As with many species, there is some disagreement in classification. Floridata calls this a native to the eastern United States, while both the USDA and EFlora list it as an introduced species. In either case, it is listed as a noxious weed in Arizona and Arkansas. It is prohibited to cultivate it in Arizona.

Found in:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

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Distribution of Ipomoea coccinea in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 17 Oct 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2009-September-18Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
The orange throat to the corolla tube of Ipomoea coccinea is visible from the outside of the scarlet blossom. The flower stem bears a cluster of 4 or 5 blossoms.
Ipomoea coccinea

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