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: Ipomoea trichocarpa Elliott; I. trifida.[3]

Varieties: Ipomoea cordatotriloba Dennstedt var. cordatotriloba.[3]


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


Its range extends from southeast North Carolina to southern Florida, then west to east Texas and Arizona.[3]



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. [4]


I. cordatotriloba has been observed to flower in June, July, and September. [5]

Fire ecology

It has been observed flowering in recently burned wetland. [6]


Butterflies are commonly found in proximity to I. cordatotriloba, skippers in particular. [6]

Conservation, cultivation, and restoration

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

Cultural use

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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.
  4. 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)
  5. 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
  6. 6.0 6.1 Observation by Edwin Bridges in Big Cypress National Preserve, Collier COunty, Septmber 30, 2009, posted to Florida Flora and Ecosystematics Facebook Group January 2017. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "FFE" defined multiple times with different content