Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Scarlet Creeper at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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Ipomoea coccinea var. hederifolia
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August Miami-Dade County FL
Calyx shorter than that of I. coccinea, fruits erect not reflexed, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Herbaceous vine (twining)
Habitat: Moist thickets (especially near-coastal), disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Coastal Plain of GA & SC; introduced inland
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Shallowly 5-lobed (or merely wavy-edged) salverform corolla
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p073
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p159
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