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:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

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

        

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JK Marlow    jkm080816_007

August    Greenville County    SC

10:30 am

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JK Marlow    jkm080816_013

August    Greenville County    SC

11:30 am

image of Ipomoea hederacea

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

JK Marlow    jkm120829_095

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Ipomoea hederacea

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

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ipomoea_hederacea

August        

image of Ipomoea hederacea

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

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.