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Cypress Vine

Ipomoea quamoclit


Cypress vine (Ipomoea quamoclit) is a member of the morning glory family. It is a tropical plant that is native to Mexico and Central America. It is a lovely vining plant that can grow 20 feet or more in a single season. Cypress Vine has loose, feathery foliage that is covered with hundreds of tiny, tubular flowers. The star shaped flowers can range in color from deep red to almost white and they are irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds. Other common names for this plant include Hummingbird Flower, Star Glory, and Cardinal Plant.


Habitat yard on Belton Lake.


Several years ago I put in a packet of multi colored seeds. The first year I had red, pink, and white flowering plants. The next year I had some red and white. This year the only plant I have is this white one. While most people complain this plant is invasive and reseeds everywhere, that has never been a problem for me.

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Ron Kushner
Ron Kushner 7 years ago

Confirm ID as Ipomoea quamoclit

alicelongmartin 7 years ago

I wish mine had reseeded!

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 7, 2012
Submitted on Oct 9, 2012

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