|Etymology||Genus||Worm-like; referring to the twining stems|
|Species||Having an aquatic habit|
|Synonyms||Ipomoea natans Dinter & Suess., Ipomoea reptans Poir.|
|Common Names||Kang Kong, Water Spinach|
|Native Distribution||Old World tropics|
Ipomoea aquatica is a common creeping herb in shallow water or moist soil. The elongated arrow-head leaf and succulent creeping stem makes its very recognisable. The flower colour is variable, ranging from pink, purple, or white.
Creeping form of the Kang Kong in a drain.
Close-up view of the inflorescence.
Arrow-head leaf and succulent stem.
Flowers side view.
Flower from the top.