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


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image of Ipomoea purpurea

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

        

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

        

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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

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

JK Marlow    jkm070831_003

August    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

9:30 am

image of Ipomoea purpurea

JK Marlow    jkm070831_004

August    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

9:30 am

image of Ipomoea purpurea

JK Marlow    jkm070831_009

August    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

9:30 am

image of Ipomoea purpurea

JK Marlow    jkm070831_016

August    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

2:00 pm

image of Ipomoea purpurea

JK Marlow    jkm140922_904

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Ipomoea purpurea

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

JK Marlow    jkm180908_4645

September    Greenville County    SC

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

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ipomoea_purpurea

September        

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JK Marlow    jkm0210e_19a

October    Greenville County    SC

Roadside