Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth - Common Morning Glory
Family - Convolvulaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
The purplish, hairy stem.
Leaves - No info. yet.
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Flowering - July - October.
Habitat - Fallow and cultivated fields, waste ground, roadsides, railroads.
Origin - Native to tropical America.
Other info. - This striking vine can be found throughout Missouri. The plant is very aggressive and can be a noxious weed if left unchecked. This species is easy to ID in the field because of its big purple flowers and large cordate leaves.
Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 8-6-02.