Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth

Common Morning Glory

Ipomoea purpurea plant

Family - Convolvulaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Ipomoea purpurea stemThe purplish, hairy stem.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Ipomoea purpurea leaves

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Ipomoea purpurea flower

Ipomoea purpurea corollaCorolla tube.

Ipomoea purpurea calyxCalyx

Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Fallow and cultivated fields, waste ground, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to tropical America.

Other info. - This striking vine can be found throughout Missouri. The plant is very aggressive and can be a noxious weed if left unchecked. This species is easy to ID in the field because of its big purple flowers and large cordate leaves.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 8-6-02.