Scarlet Morning Glory (species: Ipomoea hederifolia) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ipomoea hederifolia
Scarlet Morning Glory

©Anne Hoggett: Scarlet Morning Glory at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Scarlet Morning Glory at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Distinctively-shaped leaves of Ipomoea hederifolia at Lizard Island airstrip. No flowers or fruits, 26 Feb 2017.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Charophyta
Class Equisetopsida
Order Solanales
Family Convolvulaceae
Genus Ipomoea
Species Ipomoea hederifolia



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



Originally native to tropical America, this species has now spread around the tropics.

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Sep 2014 - This weed seems to be restricted to the airstrip area and is not abundant there.

Web resources


  • Colvill, A., M. Ahmet, S. Clag and B. Haigh (2004). Lizard Island fauna and flora sampling report.Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. LIRS catalog number 10067.