Ivy Leaf Morning Glory
Ipomoea hederacea - Jacquin
Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory) Family

Plant is a slender trailing vine; several feet long with downy hairs on leaf and stem. Preferred habitat is fields, disturbed areas, alluvial woods, prairies and fence rows. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are alternate; variable in shape and size; usually broader than long; no teeth but deeply lobed with a heart-shaped base; butterfly shaped with apex of central lobe tapering to the tip with sides less than equal and constricted near the junction with the other lobes.

Flowers are on stalks one to two inches long; pink to purple; funnel-shaped. Sepals are broad and hairy. Flowers occur in the summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

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