Wild Florida Photo - Ipomoea lacunosa

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Ipomoea lacunosa

WHITESTAR

SMALL-FLOWER WHITE MORNING-GLORY

SMALL WHITE MORNING-GLORY

Florida native

 

Whitestar is an uncommon morning-glory of marshes and swamps in Florida, found mostly in the panhandle, but also occurring in Levy, Alachua, Seminole, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties. The range includes moist fields, roadsides and disturbed sites throughout the southeastern United States, north as far as Iowa to New York, plus Massachusetts, west to Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, plus California.
The flower is white, sometimes tinged with pink, funnelform and up to 2.5 cm (1 in.) long. Anthers are purple and the sepals lanceolate. The plant is a twining herb with three-lobed or heart-shaped leaves.

 
Ipomoea lacunosa is a member of the Convolvulaceae - Morning-glory family.

Other species of the Ipomoea genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Ipomoea alba - MOONFLOWER
  View  Ipomoea cairica - MILE A MINUTE VINE
  View  Ipomoea cordatotriloba - COASTAL MORNING GLORY
  View  Ipomoea imperati - BEACH MORNING-GLORY
  View  Ipomoea indica var. acuminata - OCEANBLUE MORNING-GLORY
  View  Ipomoea pandurata - MAN-OF-THE-EARTH
  View  Ipomoea pes-caprae var. brasiliensis - RAILROAD VINE
  View  Ipomoea sagittata - SALTMARSH MORNING-GLORY
  View  Ipomoea quamoclit - CYPRESSVINE


Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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