Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


751

Herbaceous vine
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia, apparently (native distribution obscure)

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Light blue
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 sepals
Shallowly 5-lobed (or merely wavy-edged) campanulate corolla
5 included stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers 1-3 on short stalks from leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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 hederacea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea hederacea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-07-004:
Ipomoea hederacea +   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Ivyleaf Morning Glory


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image of Ipomoea hederacea, Ivyleaf Morning Glory

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_iphe_001_lvd

        

image of Ipomoea hederacea, Ivyleaf Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm080816_007

August    Greenville County    SC

10:30 am

image of Ipomoea hederacea, Ivyleaf Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm080816_013

August    Greenville County    SC

11:30 am

image of Ipomoea hederacea, Ivyleaf Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm120829_086

August    Greenville County    SC

Lvs usually distinctively 3-lobed, pointed, atypically 5-lobed to entire, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Ipomoea hederacea, Ivyleaf Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm120829_095

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Ipomoea hederacea, Ivyleaf Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm120829_097

August    Greenville County    SC

Corolla light blue, campanulate, stamens and stigma included, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ipomoea hederacea, Ivyleaf Morning Glory

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ipomoea_hederacea

August        

image of Ipomoea hederacea, Ivyleaf Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm090911_003

September    Greenville County    SC

The hairy sepals have narrow curved-back tips, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Ipomoea hederacea, Ivyleaf Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm090911_004

September    Greenville County    SC

Sepals hirsute-villous basally and with a slender tail-like appendage, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.