OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ipomoea batatas   FAMILY Convolvulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea batatas   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-07-006:
Ipomoea batatas   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweet Potato


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea batatas   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-07-006:
Ipomoea batatas   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

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3528

Herbaceous vine; Forb
Annual

Non-native: tropical America, apparently

Habitat: Persistent in fields after cultivation, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:

 

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