Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


754

Herbaceous vine
Annual

Non-native: Tropical America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purple/ Pink/ White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 sepals
Shallowly 5-lobed (or merely wavy-edged) campanulate corolla
5 included stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary or in umbel-like clusters of 1-5, on long stalk from leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea purpurea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-07-003:
Ipomoea purpurea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Morning Glory