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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Ipomoea pandurata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea pandurata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-07-011:
Ipomoea pandurata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ippa_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm060528_041

May    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

Leaves heart- to arrowhead-shaped; margin, midvein & petiole ofen purplish, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm160605_889

June    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

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JK Marlow    jkm160605_889b

June    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

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JK Marlow    s080629_b

June    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

Leaves ovate, entire or pandurate, cordate, often pubescent beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm060720_012

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Heart-shaped leaves and lavender or pink throated white flower, per Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers.

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JK Marlow    jkm100702_028

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm100702_030

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Peduncles 1-5 flowered; pedicel glabrous, stout, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm140711_729

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Calyx lobes coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, glabrous, strongly imbricate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ipomoea pandurata, Manroot, Wild Potato Vine, Man-of-the-earth, Wild Sweet Potato

JK Marlow    jkm140711_732

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Ipomoea pandurata, Manroot, Wild Potato Vine, Man-of-the-earth, Wild Sweet Potato

JK Marlow    jkm160708_236

July    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Ipomoea pandurata, Manroot, Wild Potato Vine, Man-of-the-earth, Wild Sweet Potato

JK Marlow    jkm160712_018

July    Greenville County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ipomoea_pandurata

July        

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JK Marlow    jkm0508h_01

August    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

Late evening.

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Tim Spira    tpsipandurata

August        

Corolla campanulate, the limb white, the tube lavender within, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmipandurata_buzzard

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve

The flower always has a purple center, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Ipomoea pandurata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea pandurata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-07-011:
Ipomoea pandurata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

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Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, dry forests and woodlands, prairies, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

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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