It's a trailing perennial vine found in the Everglades and Florida’s salt, floodplain and glade marshes, and mangrove swamps. Its showy blooms appear in summer and fall. The large nectaries and flowers primarily attract bees.
The Saltmarsh Morning Glory is a solitary and funnel-shaped with five fused pink -to-purplish petals and a darker throat. Five greenish sepals cup the flower at its base. Sepals and stems are glabrous. Leaves are sagittate with long petioles. They are alternately arranged. Seeds are borne in globose capsules. Tendrils and underground rhizomes give the vine its vigorous mobility.