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cypress vine

Ipomoea quamoclit


Ipomoea quamoclit (cypress vine, cypressvine morning glory, cardinal creeper, cardinal vine, star glory or hummingbird vine) is a species of Ipomoea morning glory native to tropical regions of the New World from northern South America north to Mexico. In southern India, it is called mayil manikkam (Tamil: மயில் மாணிக்கம்). It is an annual or perennial, herbaceous, twining vine growing to 1-3 m tall. The leaves are 2-9 cm long, deeply lobed (nearly pinnate), with 9-19 lobes on each side of the leaf. The flowers are 3-4 cm long and 2 cm diameter, trumpet-shaped with five points, and can be red, pink or white; flowering is from early summer to late fall.


cute little star flower?

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cypress vine
Ipomoea quamoclit

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Ron Kushner
Ron Kushner 7 years ago


auntnance123 8 years ago

Most welcome, ArvinMemaphu. One of my very favorites; my grandmother would plant them religiously every year.

ArvinMemaphu 8 years ago

Thank you auntnance123 !


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Leyte, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 10, 2011
Submitted on Aug 12, 2012

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