Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Ipomoea indica (Burm.f.) Merr.
(Ipomoea congesta)
blue morningglory, purple morningglory, ocean blue morningglory, fue moa, purperwinde, morning glory
Invasive, Minor problem species
Origin: pantropical
Growth Form: Climber
Plant Description: Plant: Herbaceous perennial twiner with hairy stems to 3 m or more. Leaves: Bright green, sparsely hairy, ovate, entire or three-lobed, 40–150 mm long. Flowers: Purplish-blue, reddish, magenta or white, sometimes with contrasting stripes, funnel-shaped, to 85 mm long, Nov–May(–all year); sepals long-tapering, 14–22 mm long, with flattened hairs at base. Fruit: Globose capsules, 10 mm across.
Key Features: Rampant, smothering, hairy perennial, climbing up to 12 m high, blue, trumpet-shaped flowers
Control: hormone-type herbicides
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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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