Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Ipomoea alba L.
CONVOLVULACEAE
moonflower
Invasive, Potential problem species
Origin: Tropical America
Growth Form: Climber
Plant Description: Plant: Sub-woody, glabrous, annual or perennial climber with milky latex, stems ± prickly, up to 5 m long. Leaves: Bright green, broad ovate, entire or three-lobed, 60–200 mm long. Flowers: White (bud), often banded with green, up to 120 mm long, fragrant, opening at night; outer sepals with a long awn-like appendage 4–10 mm long at the apex, October–June (–all year). Fruit: Ovoid capsules, ± 20 mm long.
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Comments: Possible - declared weed in Kwazulu Natal, Northern Province and Mpumalanga
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