Scarlet Starglory
(Red Morning Glory - Redstar - Mexican Morning Glory)
Ipomoea coccinea
Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory) Family

Plant is a prostrate or climbing, smooth annual. Preferred habitat is fence rows, roadsides and waste sites. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are egg-shaped or heart-shaped, no lobes and no teeth to slightly toothed, forming an angle to the left, tapering and pinched.

Flowers are usually solitary but may be several in the leaf axil. Calyx is five-lobed; corolla is funnel shaped, red; often whitish to yellow in the throat.

Fruit is a capsule. 


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