Ipomoea spp.

Morning Glory


Ipomoea barbigera, Ipomoea hirsutula, Pharbitis barbigera, Pharbitis hederacea, Tall Morning-glory,

ID Characteristic

Life cycle: Summer annual
Growth Habit: Vining
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Smooth, entire
Leaf Hairs: Erect hairs
Leaf Structure: Deeply 3-lobed, ivy-like, heart-shaped
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Root Type: Coarsely branched
Flower Color: Purple and white


Similar Species

  • Bigroot Morning-glory Ipomoea pandurata
  • Bush Moring-glory, Bush Moonflower, Manroot Ipomoea Leptophylla
  • Ivyleaf Morning-glory Impomoea hederacea
  • Scarlet Morning-glory Ipomoea hederifolia

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Selective control option not available
  • Post Emergence: 2,4-D, Carfentrazone, Chlorsulfuron, Clopyralid, Dicamba, Fluroxypyr, MCPA, Sulfentrazone, Sulfosulfuron, Triclopyr, Trifloxysulfuron

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