Wild Florida Photo - Ipomoea lacunosa - Whitestar

Ipomoea lacunosa

Small-flower white morning-glory
Small white morning-glory

Florida native

Lyon Co. KY 10/02/13
Lyon Co. KY 10/02/13
Lyon Co. KY 10/02/13
Lyon Co. KY 10/02/13
Lyon Co. KY 10/02/13

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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:
  Ipomoea alba - MOONFLOWER
  Ipomoea cairica - MILE A MINUTE VINE
  Ipomoea cordatotriloba - COASTAL MORNING GLORY
  Ipomoea hederacea - IVYLEAF MORNING-GLORY
  Ipomoea hederifolia - SCARLETCREEPER
  Ipomoea imperati - BEACH MORNING-GLORY
  Ipomoea pandurata - MAN-OF-THE-EARTH
  Ipomoea pes-caprae var. brasiliensis - RAILROAD VINE
  Ipomoea quamoclit - CYPRESSVINE
  Ipomoea sagittata - SALTMARSH MORNING-GLORY

Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016

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