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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ipomoea purpurea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea purpurea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-07-003:
Ipomoea purpurea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Morning Glory


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ippu2_001_lvd

        

image of Ipomoea purpurea, Common Morning Glory

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_ippu2_005_lvd

        

image of Ipomoea purpurea, Common Morning Glory

JK Marlow    s080730_b

July    Greenville County    SC

Ipomoea has no bracts below calyx, whereas Calystegia and Convolvulus do, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE sepals and bracts of Bindweed and Morning Glory

image of Ipomoea purpurea, Common Morning Glory

JK Marlow    s080730_d

July    Greenville County    SC

The 5 stamens are inserted within corolla tube; the stigma is globose, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ipomoea purpurea, Common Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm070831_003

August    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

9:30 am

image of Ipomoea purpurea, Common Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm070831_004

August    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

9:30 am

image of Ipomoea purpurea, Common Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm070831_009

August    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

9:30 am

image of Ipomoea purpurea, Common Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm070831_016

August    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

2:00 pm

image of Ipomoea purpurea, Common Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm140922_904

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Sepals with slightly narrowed green tips shorter than to slightly longer than body of sepal, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Ipomoea purpurea, Common Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm180908_4643

September    Greenville County    SC

The 2-3" funnelform flowers may be purple, blue, pink, white or variegated, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Ipomoea purpurea, Common Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm180908_4645

September    Greenville County    SC

Leaves widely ovate, acuminate, cordate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ipomoea purpurea, Common Morning Glory

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ipomoea_purpurea

September        

image of Ipomoea purpurea, Common Morning Glory

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_092619EClayCty10ed

September    Clay County    NC

image of Ipomoea purpurea, Common Morning Glory

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_092619EClayCty12ed

September    Clay County    NC

Sepals subequal, basal half spreading hirsute abaxially. Capsule subglobose, per Flora of China.

image of Ipomoea purpurea, Common Morning Glory

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_092619EClayCty12edb

September    Clay County    NC

image of Ipomoea purpurea, Common Morning Glory

JK Marlow    jkm0210e_19a

October    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-07-003:
Ipomoea purpurea   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

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754

Herbaceous vine
Annual

Non-native: Tropical America

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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

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

 

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