Native to tropical Africa and Asia coastal morning glory is a weed capable of very rapid growth. It is becoming common in coastal areas, particularly along river banks.
Significant infestations of Coastal morning glory may lead to a reduction in biodiversity through the destruction of native vegetation. This practice, in turn, may lead to the displacement of certain native animals due to habitat destruction.
Coastal morning glory is not a declared pest plant under Queensland legislation.
|Scientific name||Ipomoea cairica|
The best form of weed control is prevention. Treat weed infestations when they are small - do not allow weeds to establish.
See the Coastal morning glory fact sheet (PDF, 182KB) for herbicide control and application rates.