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

        

image of Ipomoea lacunosa

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

        

image of Ipomoea lacunosa

JK Marlow    jkm0308m_26

August    Greenville County    SC

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

image of Ipomoea lacunosa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ipomoea_lacunosa_2

August        

image of Ipomoea lacunosa

JK Marlow    jkm120910_661

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Ipomoea lacunosa

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm130913_299

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Ipomoea lacunosa

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

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ipomoea_lacunosa

September