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