Purple Morning Glory
(Common Morning Glory - Tall Morning Glory)
Ipomoea purpurea
Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory) Family

Plant is a prostrate or climbing, hairy perennial vine. Preferred habitat is fence rows, thickets and gardens. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are heart-shaped (should not be confused with Common Morning Glory although the Latin description is the same); consisting of one part; forms an angle to the left with tip pinched and sides being less than equal. Base of leaf is attached to stem between leaf lobes.

Flowers are large; dark purple; solitary to several in the axil formed between leaf and stem; calyx is five lobed with segments linear. Corolla is bell shaped. Flowers occur in late spring and early summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

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