Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Cypress-vine - Ipomoea quamoclit   L.
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DistributionSouthern Coastal Plain mostly; also Cabarrus, Iredell, Polk, and Jackson counties. An 1890 specimen from Raleigh, Wake County, does not state whether escaped or cultivated. Otherwise the first collection was from 1955 in Polk County. A specimen from Forsyth County was from a yard with other planted aliens.

Native of the Neotropics; in N.A. VT to southern Ont. and south to FL and TX; also CA.
AbundanceInfrequent in the southern Coastal Plain, but rare farther westward.
HabitatCropfields, fields, roadsides, longleaf pine sandhill, weed in shrub plantings.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting September-November. The flowers are one of the glories of the plant world, rivaling in intensity the red of Cardinal-flower (Lobelia cardinalis).
IdentificationThis clambering vine is unmistakable, with its finely dissected leaves -- the segments are threadlike and parallel to each other -- and brilliant crimson trumpet-shaped flowers.
Taxonomic CommentsSynonyms include Quamoclit quamoclit.

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B.A. SorrieHasty Road at Leith Creek, October 2020. ScotlandPhoto_non_natural
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