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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ipomoea macrorhiza   FAMILY Convolvulaceae   Go to FSUS key



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea macrorhiza   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-07-010:

Ipomoea macrorhiza   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Ipomoea macrorhiza

 

COMMON NAME:
Indian Midden Morning Glory, Largeroot Morning Glory, Manroot, Pink Moonvine


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image of Ipomoea macrorhiza, Indian Midden Morning Glory, Largeroot Morning Glory, Manroot, Pink Moonvine

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmimacorhiza_seed1

February        

Seeds villous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

image of Ipomoea macrorhiza, Indian Midden Morning Glory, Largeroot Morning Glory, Manroot, Pink Moonvine

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmipomoea_macrorhiza

Month Unknown        

Native Americans cultivated the plant for its huge starchy tubers, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 1st ed. (Porcher & Rayner, 2001).

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ipomoea macrorhiza   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea macrorhiza   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-07-010:
Ipomoea macrorhiza   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ipomoea macrorhiza

 

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2327

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Habitat: hammocks, shell middens, dunes, dry sands, disturbed maritime areas, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare (historically in NC, but not recently seen)

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 sepals
Shallowly 5-lobed (or merely wavy-edged) campanulate corolla
5 included stamens
Superior ovary
Bisexual

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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