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Ipomoea coccinea

Basic information
Scientific name Ipomoea coccinea

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Common names Red morningglory, Scarlet morningglory
Higher taxon Convolvulaceae, Solanales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range North America.
Habitat Farm area, fruit garden, pasture, roadside, vacancy, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Middle to southern Japan Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date 1848-1854
Route Deliberate: As ornamental plant
Impact Competition with native plants and crop (corn)
Affected organism: Native plants, crop (corn), etc.
Regulation in Japan Import from country or area with Euscepes postfasciatus or Cylas formicarius, and transport from 30 deg. N or southern Ryukyu Archipelago and Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands, of live leaf, stem, and underground organ of genus Ipomoea, are prohibited by the Plant Protection Law.
Introduced range in other countries South America, Asia, Africa, Oceania.
Reference Notes
  • Hotta et al. (1989) Useful Plants of the World. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Osaka (in Jpn)
  • Satake et al. (1981) Wild Flowers of Japan, Herbaceous Plants [III]. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.
Ipomoea. x sloteri is a hybrid of I. quamoclit and this species.