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


Plant is a prostrate to climbing, hairy annual. Preferred habitat is fields, roadsides, fence rows, thickets and waste places. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are heart-shaped and attached to the leaf stalk at its widest end; forms an angle to the left; tapered and pinched.

Flowers are solitary to several in the leaf axil, calyx is five lobed with segments linear. Corolla is bell shaped, purple, pink or white. Flower occur in the summer and early autumn.

Fruit is a capsule.

A related species, I. hederacea, is similar but its leaves are usually three-lobed.

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