Annual twining herb. Stems to 5 m. Leaves: petiole long, to 12 cm; lamina ovate to circular in outline; base cordate; apex acuminate. Inflorescences lateral. Sepals 2-3 mm with a long, 2-4 mm, awn. Corolla salver-shaped, scarlet; tube 3-4 cm. Stamens and style exserted. Capsule spherical. Seeds densely pubescent, black.
Ipomoea hederifolia's facts
Scarlet morning-glory is native to tropical and subtropical North, Central and South America.
Ipomoea hederifolia's Behavior & Ecology
Can be seen on disturbed grounds, close to plantations. Native of tropical America, now widely naturalized in the tropics.
Ipomoea hederifolia's Relationship with Humans
Planted as an ornamental in gardens, seen in some islands and can be seen in wild. It is known that this plant have been used in folk medicine.