Common name: Common Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth APNI*
Description: Annual with twining branches, moderately pilose.
Leaves with lamina ovate, 2–10 cm long, 2–10 cm wide, acuminate with apex acute to narrowly obtuse, base cordate, margins entire or 3-lobed, appressed-hairy; petiole 0.5–4.5 cm long.
Inflorescence cymose, 1–3, occasionally more, flowered. Corolla funnel-shaped, white, purplish violet or violet blue, with a paler throat, glabrous; tube 3.5–5 cm long, limb 2–4 cm diam.
Capsule depressed-globose, 8–10 mm diam., 3-locular, splitting into 3 valves; seeds loosely scurfy.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated as an ornamental; garden escape, chiefly in coastal districts north from Nowra district, also recorded for Griffith district. Native of trop. and subtrop. Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Qld
Text by R. W. Johnson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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