Ipomoea ×multifida (Raf.) Shinners
Common Name: CARDINAL CLIMBER
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Vine

An annual widely grown as an ornamental vine. It was developed in cultivation as a hybrid between I. coccinea L. (red morning-glory) and I. quamoclit L. (cardinal climber or cypress vine). The latter has narrowly pinnatisect leaves (suggesting those of Myriophyllum), while I. coccinea has entire to dentate leaves; both are natives of tropical America and, like the hybrid, sometimes escape cultivation as short-lived adventives in colder climates. Ipomoea ×multifida was collected on newly bulldozed gravel in Jackson Co. in 1957 (C. & B. Horne 4, MICH); it or its parents may be expected to appear briefly elsewhere in the state.

Locations

Jackson County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=862.