Scientific NameIpomoea quamoclit
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Cypressvine morningglory can grow to be as long as 20 feet. It is mostly known to climb. It can tolerate drought conditions, but grows better when properly watered.
The alternate pinnately divided leaves of cypressvine morningglory are approximately 3 to 4 inches long. They are feather/needle-like, hairless, and finely dividd
Cypressvine morningglory is distinguished by its leaves which are feather-like and approximately 3 to 4 inches long. It is also low climbing and may grow to 20ft. It is without hairs, unlike Tall morning-glory.
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The flowers of cypressvine morningglory are a scarlet red color. They form tubes that are approximately 1.5 inches (38mm) long and 0.75 inches (19mm) wide. They flare out to a five pointed star shape.
The red/brown seeds of cypressvine morningglory are contained in a capsule. They are relatively large and self propagate from year to year.
Cypressvine morningglory is found throughout the east coast of the United States as far north as New York. It is also found in the Central United States as far west as Texas.
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