Carnegiea gigantea, Giant Saguaro

Southwest Desert Flora

Home to the plants of the Sonoran, Chihuahuan and Mojave Deserts

Cirsium ochrocentrum, Yellowspine Thistle

Ipomoea longifolia, Pinkthroat Morning-glory

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Scientific Name: Ipomoea longifolia
Common Name: Pinkthroat Morning-glory
Also Called: Longleaf Morning Glory, Pinkthroat Morningglory, Pink-throat Morningglory (Spanish: Estrella de la Mañana, Alcaparra, Mataliste, Cebolleta)
Family: Convolvulaceae, Morning Glory Family
Synonyms: ()
Status: Native
Duration: Perennial
Size: Low growing, prostrate, trailing.
Growth Form: Forb/herb; vine; spreading up to 6 feet or more.
Leaves: Green; elongate, entire.
Flower Color: White with deep pink throat, large showy flowers.
Flowering Season: July to August.
Elevation: 4,000 to 6,000 feet.

Habitat Preferences: Grassy areas, plains and mesas.

Recorded Range: Rare in the United States where Ipomoea longifolia is found in southern Arizona and New Mexico. Also occurs in Mexico. In Arizona Pinkthroat Morning-glory is found in southern and southeast parts of the state. In Texas it is found in the extreme southwest near the Rio Grande River.

North America & US County Distribution Map for Ipomoea longifolia.

U.S. Weed Information: No information available.

Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: Exceptions in Arizona are:
Ipomoea carnea, Mexican bush morning glory,
Ipomoea triloba, Three-lobed Morning Glory, and
Ipomoea arborescens, Morning Glory Tree the federal government and/or a State.
Plants included here are invasive or noxious. The genus Ipomoea is listed as a Noxious Weed by Arizona and Arkansas.

Wetland Indicator: No information available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: No information available.

Genus Information: 67 species more or less in Ipomoea throughout most of the United States and eastern Canada. 14 species in Arizona.

Comments: There is not much information in the literature or online for this species.

As with many Morning-glories, Pinkthroat Morning-glory attracts bees, butterflies and birds.

Also see in Southwest Desert Flora; Canyon Morning-glory, Ipomoea barbatisepala, Purple Morning-glory, Ipomoea capillacea, Crestrib Morning-glory, Ipomoea costellata, Trans-Pecos morning-glory, Ipomoea cristulata, Ivyleaf Morning-glory, Ipomoea hederacea, and Tripleleaf Morning-glory, Ipomoea ternifolia.

Date Profile Completed: 4/1/2015, 07/22/2015, updated format 10/11/2017
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service on-line database – ITIS search
Arizona Flora, Kearney, Thomas H., Peebles, Robert H., 1960, University of California Press, Berkley and Los Angeles, California.
Austin, Daniel F. 1998. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Convolvulaceae 30(2): 61.
SEINet for synonyms, scientific names and recorded geographic locations,