Cypress Vine
Ipomoea quamoclit
Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory) Family

Other names: Cypressvine Morning Glory, Cardinal Creeper, Cardinal Vine, Star Glory and Hummingbird Vine.

Plant is a prostrate to climbing, smooth annual. Preferred habitat is roadsides, yards, fields, thickets, fence rows, waste places and especially along railroad tracks. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are several times divided with grass-like segments.

Flowers are solitary to several in the leaf axil; calyx is five-lobed; corolla is funnel-shaped; scarlet or rarely white. Flowers occur in the summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

While the white variation appears plentiful in coastal Alabama and Florida it is, in fact, on the “Rare and Threatened” species list.

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