Blue morning glory
Ipomoea indica, Fam. Convolvulaceae
Vigorous perennial twiner, hairy stems; rooting at nodes.
Other invasive plants
Invasive plants that are not prohibited or restricted invasive plants, but are known to spread readily and cause negative impacts, within the region.
|Form or habit:||Vine (Climbing, Twining or groundcover)|
Alternate simple. Broadly ovate to orbicular in outline, 30-180 x 25-150mm, base heart shaped, margins entire or 3-lobed; dull green above with dense short soft hairs, paler and velvety hairy below, hairy stalks 10-130mm long.
Blue, White, Purple, Pink
|Flower description:||Funnel-shaped with 5 shallow lobes. Bright blue to purplish with a white to pinkish tube, 65-80mm across; borne in 2-several-flowered groups on 40-200mm stems.|
|Fruit description:||Not seen in Australia.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Spread by: vegetative material and/or seeds in garden waste, water, contaminated soil on machinery, vehicles etc; contaminated pasture seeds and contaminated forest mulch. Invades/threats: agriculture, particularly the sugar-cane industry, grazing and the environment. Notes: a serious environmental weed in this region invading roadsides, rainforest margins and vine thickets. More than 20 species of Ipomoea occur in this district with 15 of them being native. Only one native species has been identified as being a problem to agriculture so, as always, correct identification is essential. Exotic species that are now widely naturalised were probably all introduced as ornamentals. The hard seeds have a long viability and most perennial species are also spread by vegetative means. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|