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Wild Weeds – Morning Glories

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month

Morning-Glories

Ipomea sp.

There are about 25 types of  Morning-Glories found in Florida, some native and some not. Morning-glories come in a variety of colors, from purple, pink, blue, red, Morning Glorywhite and more. Some of the more ornamental varieties have patterns and multiple colors incorporated. True to their name, morning-glories bloom in the morning, and are generally closed by mid-afternoon, just to reappear again the scarlet creepernext morning. Most varieties bloom from mid-later summer, sometimes into early fall.

Morning-Glories are great self-seeders which allows them to become quite aggressive in a natural area. Their vining habit allows morning-glories to have a unique upper-edge compared to most other natural area plants, you will often see them climbing telephone poles, stop signs, and trees. Take a look around in the morning in the next coming months to see if you can spot any morning-glories on the road size!

 

 

 

 

Wild Weeds is a monthly spotlight written by Alicia Halbritter, Baker County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent. Wild Weeds highlights weeds you may find in Florida on the roadside, while hiking, in the forest, or possibly even in your yard. Searching for more information on a particular plant? Email Alicia at aliciah1221@ufl.edu for more information/questions.

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