Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2327

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in hammocks, shell middens, dunes, dry sands, disturbed maritime areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ipomoea macrorhiza   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea macrorhiza   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-07-010:
Ipomoea macrorhiza   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

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


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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmimacorhiza_seed1

February        

Seeds villous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmipomoea_macrorhiza

Month Unknown        

Native Americans cultivated the plant for its huge starchy tubers, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.