Blue morning glory
|Botanical Name||Ipomoea indica|
IdentificationHigh climbing herb, hairy, 3-lobed leaves, large deep blue flowers Jan-Dec. Stems twining and running.
HabitatsLowlands, forest and shrub margins, exotic plantations and gardens. Locally common.
Impact to Biota and EcosystemsVery vigorous. Can smother native trees and shrubs.
Dispersal Routes, Vectors, Infestation SourcesGrows very vigorously out of gardens. Plants have been found in the Tauranga area producing viable seed but normally viable seed is not formed in New Zealand.
Hand pull, ensuring all roots are removed. Cut and treat larger stems with stump paint herbicide mix.
Caution must be exercised as it can readily grow from stems, etc.
Roundup at 100 ml to 10 litres of water plus Pulse.
Hand pull small infestations. Cut and treat stems of larger plants. Cut down large infestations and spray regrowth. Follow-up will be required.
This plant is prohibited from propagation, sale and distribution Within New Zealand!