Ipomoea cristulata [Convolvulaceae]

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Scientific Name Ipomoea cristulata USDA PLANTS Symbol IPCR
Common Name Trans-Pecos Morning Glory ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 30772
Family Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Disturbed areas and canyons; roadsides, scrubland, woodlands; 2,500 to 9,000 ft.
Plant: Annual vine with twining stems often growing on other shrubs; mostly smooth herbage.
Leaves: Alternate stem leaves lobed or deeply palmately divided into 3 to 5 lobes; blades 3/4 to 4 inches long and 3/8 to 2-3/4 inches wide; slender petioles 3/4 to 3-1/2 inches long; bright green upper surfaces, smooth to covered with soft long hairs.
Inflorescence: Bright red trumpet-shaped flowers 3/4 to slightly over an inch long and about 1/2-inch or less across; on pedicels less than 1/2-inch long; 5 sepals 1/8 to 1/5-inch long; protruding stamens with white anthers.
Bloom Period: August to October.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
Note: Biota of North America lists I. cristulata as a noxious weed (see map on right); however, it is not listed as such on the Texas Invasives website.
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