Ipomoea purpurea

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Ipomoea purpurea
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Photo by John R. Gwaltney, Southeastern Flora.com
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Ipomoea
Species: I. purpurea
Binomial name
Ipomoea purpurea
(L.) Roth
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Natural range of Ipomoea purpurea from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Tall morning-glory, Common morning-glory.

Taxonomic notes

Synonym: Pharbitis purpurea (Linnaeus) Voigt


It is a vine and has been frequent where found. [1]




This species has been found in disturbed habitats along the edges of soybean fields, on farms, and along roadsides in loamy clay. [1]


This species has been observed to flower with a deep magenta-red with a white throat in July, June, and October.[2][1]

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2014. Collectors: Robert K. Godfrey, Leon Neel, Edwin L. Tyson, Loran C. Anderson, T. MacClendon, and Karen MacClendon. States and Counties: Florida: Calhoun, Jackson, and Leon. Countries: Panama.
  2. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 12 DEC 2016