Ipomoea microdactyla

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Wild-potato Morning-glory, Man-in-the-ground


Plant Specifics

Size:Sprawling  and climbinb vine to about 5-10  ft long.
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Red to rose
Phenology:Blooms spring to fall.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Specimen vine.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Lime rock
Soil pH:Likely calcareous



Hummingbirds are occasional visitors.


Skippers and sphynx moths are attracted to the flowers.

Native Habitats:Pine rocklands

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Rare - listed as endangered by the State of Florida and as imperrilled by the Florida Natural Inventory.