Ipomoea tricolor CavanillesConvolvulaceae

common name synonyms: Flying-saucers, Heavenly Blue Morning Glory, Pearly-gates, Grannyvine

scientific name synonyms: I. rubrocaerulea, I. rubro-caerula

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Asteridae

order: Solanales

growth form: vine herb, herb

life history: annual

level of invasiveness: occasional escape

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: Yes

type of introduction: Accidental, Intentional

number of vectors: 2.0

introduced range: Britain

native range: Tropical America

notes: an oil seed casual and garden escape; introduced and invasive in the U.S. (PUSDA); widely introduced in tropical areas

invasiveness notes: occasional escape

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth