Ipomoea cristulata – Trans-Pecos Morning-glory
Scientific Name: Ipomoea cristulata
Common Names: Trans-Pecos Morning-glory, Trans-Pecos Morning Glory, Transpecos Morning Glory
Growth Habit: Vine, Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Desert, Upland, Riparian. This wildflower can be found growing in sandy washes with recent flowing water after the summer monsoon rainy season.
Flower Color: Scarlet red
Flowering Season: Summer, Fall
Height: Climbing to 10 feet (3 m) tall, but usually less
Description: The tubular, trumpet-shaped flowers are up to to 1 1/4 inches (3.2 cm) long and 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) wide. Unlike those of a typical morning glory, the flowers stay open all day. The leaves are dark green and divided into 3 to 5 lobes. The stems are slender, green, and twining.
The similar Scarletcreeper (Ipomoea hederifolia, formerly Ipomoea coccinea var. hederifolia) is not found in Arizona.
Hummingbird Flower – The flowers attract hummingbirds.
Legal Status – Arizona State-listed Noxious Weed (Prohibited Noxious Weed)
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Convolvulaceae – Morning-glory family
Genus: Ipomoea L. – morning-glory
Species: Ipomoea cristulata Hallier f. – Trans-Pecos morning-glory
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