Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


753

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 unequal sepals
Shallowly 5-lobed (or merely wavy-edged) campanulate corolla
5 included stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in clusters of 1-7, terminating long stalks 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 pandurata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea pandurata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-07-011:
Ipomoea pandurata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Manroot, Wild Potato Vine, Man-of-the-earth, Wild Sweet Potato