Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


752

Herbaceous vine
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 sepals
5-lobed campanulate corolla
5 included stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in umbel-like clusters of 1-5, terminating a short stalk from leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea lacunosa   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-07-008:
Ipomoea lacunosa   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Small White Morning Glory, Small-flowered Morning Glory, Whitestar


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image of Ipomoea lacunosa, Small White Morning Glory, Small-flowered Morning Glory, Whitestar

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ipla_001_lvd

        

image of Ipomoea lacunosa, Small White Morning Glory, Small-flowered Morning Glory, Whitestar

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_ipla_005_lvd

        

image of Ipomoea lacunosa, Small White Morning Glory, Small-flowered Morning Glory, Whitestar

JK Marlow    jkm0308m_26

August    Greenville County    SC

Corolla white, campanulate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ipomoea lacunosa, Small White Morning Glory, Small-flowered Morning Glory, Whitestar

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ipomoea_lacunosa_2

August        

image of Ipomoea lacunosa, Small White Morning Glory, Small-flowered Morning Glory, Whitestar

JK Marlow    jkm120910_661

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Ipomoea lacunosa, Small White Morning Glory, Small-flowered Morning Glory, Whitestar

JK Marlow    jkm120910_662

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaf base deeply cordate, either unlobed or with two small lobes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Ipomoea lacunosa, Small White Morning Glory, Small-flowered Morning Glory, Whitestar

JK Marlow    jkm120910_663

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Sepals coriaceous, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, mucronate, margins ciliate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ipomoea lacunosa, Small White Morning Glory, Small-flowered Morning Glory, Whitestar

JK Marlow    jkm130913_299

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Ipomoea lacunosa, Small White Morning Glory, Small-flowered Morning Glory, Whitestar

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmipomoea_smallwhite

September        

Lvs ovate, entire or w 2 basal lobes, heart-shaped, usually w maroon margin, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Ipomoea lacunosa, Small White Morning Glory, Small-flowered Morning Glory, Whitestar

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ipomoea_lacunosa

September