NSP - Ipomoea aquatica




Emerged aquatic plant, which has a long trailing vine with milky sap able to reach up to 3 meters long. Stems hollow, to 3 m. long, rooting at nodes. Leaves are arrowhead-shaped, 2.5-10 cm. long, and 2.5-3 cm. wide. F lowers are showy, funnelform like orning-glory-like: 5 cm. wide, white or pink. It is normally found in canals, ponds and paddy. It is a serious weed in many Asian countries.


Countries: Mali, Nepal, Philippines







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