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Ipomoea cairica, Cairo Morning glory, Railroad-creeper, Mile-a-minute

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 Ipomoea cairica
Family: Convolvulaceae
Cairo Morning glory, Railroad-creeper, Mile-a-minute
Origin: Tropical Africa and Asia
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersInvasive

Perennial trailing or climbing vine to 15FT. Stems hairless, readily set roots when in touch with the earth. Leaves hairless to 3" long with 5-7 lobes, middle lobe the largest. Flowers purple, pink or whitish pink, to 2" across, solitary or in groups of 2-3. Fruit a 4-valved capsule, about 1cm across, each valve with 1 seed. Seed with wispy hairs attached.


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