Ipomoea cordatotriloba

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Common name: tievine [1], coastal morning-glory [2]

Ipomoea cordatotriloba
Ipomoea cordatotriloba SEF.jpg
Photo by the Southeastern Flora Database
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Ipomoea
Species: I. cordatotriloba
Binomial name
Ipomoea cordatotriloba
Natural range of Ipomoea cordatotriloba from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: I. trifida

Varieties: none


I. cordatotriloba is a perennial forb/herb/vine of the Convolvulaceae family native to North America. [1]


I. cordatotriloba is found along the southeastern coast of the United States from Texas to North Carolina. [1]



I. cordatotriloba is found in dunes, sandy areas on barrier islands, and other sandy habitats. [2] Specimens have been collected from sand of roadside depression, sand floodplain, and margin of thin woods. [3]


I. cordatotriloba has been observed to flower in June, July, and September. [4]

Fire ecology

It has been observed flowering in recently burned wetland. [5]

Use by animals

Butterflies are commonly found in proximity to I. cordatotriloba, skippers in particular. [5]

Conservation and Management

I. cordatotriloba is listed as a noxious weed by the Arizona Department of Agriculture Plant Services Division and the Arkansas State Plant Board. [1]

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 USDA Plant Database https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=IPCOC2
  2. 2.0 2.1 Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  3. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: R. Komarek, R.k. Godfrey, Andre Clewell, Pat Ferral, John Nelson, Loran C. Anderson, J.M. Kane. States and counties: Florida (Leon, Liberty, Jefferson, Franklin) Georgia (Thomas) South Carolina (Georgetown)
  4. 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: 22 MAY 2018
  5. 5.0 5.1 Observation by Edwin Bridges in Big Cypress National Preserve, Collier COunty, Septmber 30, 2009, posted to Florida Flora and Ecosystematics Facebook Group January 2017.