Little Red Morning Glory

Little Red Morning Glory (Ipomoea coccinatai)

Little Red Morning Glory
Ipomoea coccinatai

By William T. Hathaway

The Little Red Morning Glory, Ipomoea coccinatai, is a common species in fallow fields within the White Oak Mountain Wildlife Preserve in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. It is a persistent climber and surprisingly colorful, as are most members of the Morning Glory family. The flowers appear in August until frost.

Also see this illustration in larger format, and compare with the Common Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea) and the Small White Morning Glory (Ipomoea lacunosa).