Jacquemontia tamnifolia (L.) Griseb.

Hairy Cluster Vine

Jacquemontia tamnifolia plant

Family - Convolvulaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Jacquemontia tamnifolia stem

Leaves - No info yet.

Jacquemontia tamnifolia leaves

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Jacquemontia tamnifolia calyxCalyx.

Jacquemontia tamnifolia flowers

Flowering - August - October.

Habitat - Waste ground, disturbed sites, fields. Commonly cultivated and escaped.

Origin - Native to tropical America and the southeastern U.S.

Other info. - This attractive yet weedy species has only been reported from Missouri fairly recently (1979). The plant has been reported from just two counties along the Mississippi River. It will most likely spread with time.
This species is easy to identify becasue of its brilliant blue flowers and vining habit. It is actually easiest to identify in the fruiting stage when there is seemingly a "puff ball" at every node of the stem. The dead stems persist fairly long into the winter.

Photographs taken off Moores Mill Road, Auburn, AL., 8-18-04, and off Lee Rd 10, Lee County, AL., 8-27-04.