Exotic Pest Reporting
USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
Swamp morningglory (Ipomoea aquatica) is an invasive plant. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in Florida in 1990.
This is a hollow-stemmed perennial vine with stems that reach lengths up to 4 meters and may float on the water surface, creep on mud or grow over other plants. It grows in still to flowing aquatic fresh-water habitats including shallow waters of canals, pools, ditches, lakes, swampy lowlands, and rice fields. Intolerance to frost limits its distribution to tropical to warm temperate areas. .