OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Ipomoea hederacea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea hederacea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-07-004:
Ipomoea hederacea var. hederacea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Ipomoea hederacea var. integriuscula

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pharbitis barbigera

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pharbitis hederacea

 

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

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    jkm200916_7218

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Plants with entire leaves have been called var. integriuscula A. Gray (Pharbitis barbigera), per Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist, 1991).

image of Ipomoea hederacea, Ivyleaf Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm200916_7224

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Ipomoea hederacea, Ivyleaf Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm200916_7225

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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

image of Ipomoea hederacea, Ivyleaf Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm220906_9731

September    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Sepals with very narrow elongate green tips much longer than the body of the sepal, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Ipomoea hederacea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea hederacea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-07-004:
Ipomoea hederacea var. hederacea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Ipomoea hederacea var. integriuscula

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pharbitis barbigera

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pharbitis hederacea

 

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751

Herbaceous vine
Annual

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

Common

Habitat: 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:

 

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

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

 

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