Ipomoea cairica

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Ipomoea cairica
Ipom cairi.jpg
Photo by Craig Huegel, Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Ipomoea
Species: I. cairica
Binomial name
Ipomoea cairica
(L.) Sweet
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Natural range of Ipomoea cairica from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Mile-a-minute vine, Cairo morning glory

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: none.[1]

Varieties: none.[1]



This plant is a native of Africa. In the United States, it is found in Alabama and Florida.[1]



It has been observed flowering in May.[2]


The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Ipomoea cairica at Archbold Biological Station:[3]

Halictidae: Agapostemon splendens, Augochlora pura

Megachilidae: Megachile georgica

Conservation, cultivation, and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Weakley, A.S. 2015. Flora of the southern and mid-atlantic states. Working Draft of 21 May 2015. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  2. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 12 DEC 2016
  3. Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.