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Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Ipomoea hederacea - ivyleaf morning-glory

Synonyms: I. barbigera, I. desertorum, I. hederacea var. integriuscu, I. hirsutula, I. nil
Other Common Names: wooly morning glory
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Convolvulaceae

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Forb Plant Description

Origin: Introduced   Life Cycle: Annual   Similar Species: Ipomoea purpurea
General Desc: Twining vine with mostly hairy stems and leaves
Height: Up to 6 feet or more


Habitat Description: Roadsides and fields.
Plant Communities: Desert Scrub, Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: 1000 - 5000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White to pale blue or purple     Shape: Regular not in clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: Jun - Sep
Description: Five-pointed hairy sepals, 1-1/4 inches long, 1 inch wide.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Other     Leaf Margin: Lobed     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Stems: slender, mostly hairy. Leaves: hair above and beneath, heart-shaped or with 3-pointed lobes, 3 inches by 3 inches; on stems up to 5 inches long.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Black   
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Notes: Depressed round capsule, smooth, 3/4 inch.
Seed Notes: Black with patches of gray hairs.

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