morningglory, cypressvine

COMMON NAME: Morningglory, cypressvine
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ipomoea quamoclit
FAMILY: Convolvulaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Finely divided “cypress-like” leaf, small red flower with 5-pointed corolla. Easily distinguishable
from other morningglories.
DESCRIPTION: Rapidly growing summer annual morningglory with finely divided leaves. Often planted as a
summer annual ornamental vine. Planters come to regret such a decision because the prolific seed
production promotes its spread.

Leaf Cypress-like leaf

Leaf
Cypress-like leaf

Flower / Seed Head Front view of star-shaped flower

Flower / Seed Head
Front view of star-shaped flower

Broad View General climbing growth habit

Broad View
General climbing growth habit

Flower / Seed Head Side view of flower

Flower / Seed Head
Side view of flower