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Ipomoea aquatica
Synonyms: I. reptans

Common Name(s): Water spinach
Family: Convolvulaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Noxious weed:FL
Growing Days: 30 to 70 (days)
Abs.Max=104° (F)    Opt.Max=95° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 79 to 98 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Heavy textured organic soils
Soil Drainage: Poor
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright
Wet form matures in 30 days, and upland in 50-60. Weedy. Food growth in China.
Anthrachose, Rust, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Animal Food - fodder, Food - vegetable, Weed - possible seed contam.
Tropical-rainy, subtropical
Geographical Origin:
Africa, China, Indian Subcontinent, South America, Australia
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