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Ipomoea sagittata Poir.

Saltmarsh morning-glory

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderSolanalesPotatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, petunias, sweet potatoes, morning glories, many others
FamilyConvolvulaceaeBindweed or morning glory family
GenusIpomoeaFrom Greek ips, “a worm,” and homoios, “like,” because of the twining vine
SpeciessagittataFrom the Latin for “arrow” and hence sagitate

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Ipomoea sagittata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Ipomoea sagittata (saltmarsh morning-glory)

4/14/2015 · Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park, Florida · ≈ 7 × 4½″ (17 × 11 cm)


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