Ipomoea quamoclit

Family (Traditional)Convolvulaceae
Species:Ipomoea quamoclit L.
Common NameCypressvine
Growth Habitvine - forb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: LC; Natural Area Presence: LGS; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - forb; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Region of Origin: South America; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Reproductive Phenology: December; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Red; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACU), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Quamoclit pennata Quamoclit pennata Voigt
Quamoclit quamoclit Quamoclit quamoclit Britton
Quamoclit vulgaris Quamoclit vulgaris Choisy

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Madison (KY), Blount (TN), Davidson (TN), Hamilton (TN), Knox (TN), Lake (TN), Marion (TN), Shelby (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BEREA, EKY, HTTU, MEM, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1978 - 2001

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA012273 Madison Kentucky
Ipomoea quamoclit
TENN-V-0179728 Blount Tennessee
Ipomoea quamoclit
HTTU006919 Davidson Tennessee
Ipomoea quamoclit
TENN-V-0179732 Williamson Tennessee
Ipomoea quamoclit
TENN-V-0179731 Shelby Tennessee
Ipomoea quamoclit
MEM012202 Shelby Tennessee 11 Aug 1978 James Files
Ipomoea quamoclit
31234100392016 Lake Tennessee 30 Sep 2001 Ronald L. Jones
Ipomoea quamoclit
TENN-V-0179730 Marion Tennessee
Ipomoea quamoclit
TENN-V-0179729 Knox Tennessee
Ipomoea quamoclit
UCHT036619 Hamilton Tennessee
Ipomoea quamoclit
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