Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Convolvulaceae
Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth
common morning-glory, tall morning-glory
Ipomoea: from Greek ips, "a worm," and homoios, "like," thus "like a worm," referring to the twining habit of the plant's growth
purpurea: from Greek for "purple"
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: twining annual, up to 15' long, herbaceous vine with hairy stems
Flower: blue to purple, 5-parted, 1 1/2"-2 1/3" long, funnel-shaped; blooms June-Sept.
Leaf:almost always un-lobed and rounded, leaf stalk about the same length as the flower stalk leaf drawing
Habitat: disturbed areas
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Convolvulus purpureus L.
Ipomoea diversifolia Lindl.
Ipomoea hirsutula J.Jacq.
Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth var. diversifolia (Lindl.) O'Donell
Pharbitis purpurea (L.) Voigt

         
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