Morning glory - common (Ipomoea purpurea)



Common morning glory is mainly a weed of agricultural areas and disturbed sites. It also invades bushland and riparian areas and can be a serious environmental weed in warm moist areas where it chokes out native plants.


It is not widespread and generally found in warmer coastal districts of NSW and QLD.


Common morning glory is an annual plant with trailing or climbing stems. Purple flowers appear all year round. 

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Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Morning glory - common (Ipomoea purpurea).

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Legal requirements

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

Area Class Legal requirements
Lord Howe Island 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed

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For technical advice and assistance with identification please contact your local council weeds officer.
For further information call the NSW Invasive Plants and Animals Enquiry Line on 1800 680 244 or send an email to

Reviewed 2014