Ivyleaf morningglory Ipomoea hederacea (L.) Jacq.
Convolvulaceae (Morningglory family)
Twining summer annual vine.
Cotyledons are butterfly-shaped and usually narrower at the base. Leaves are alternate with erect hairs on both surfaces. The first leaf may be unlobed; all other leaves are three-lobed and ivy-shaped.
Densely hairy, climbing or trailing, twining vines up to 6 feet or more in length.
Flowers and fruit
Blue to purple or white petals fused into a funnel shape. Fruit are egg-shaped capsules containing dull gray, brown or black seeds with one round and two flattened surfaces.
(I. hederacea var. integriuscula Gray)
Differs only from ivyleaf morningglory byhaving heart-shaped leaves. Leaf hairs
are erect on both surfaces.
Pitted morningglory (I. lacunosa L.)
Differs by having V-shaped cotyledons and heart-shaped leaves with no to few hairs.
Tall morningglory [I. purpurea (L.) Roth]
Differs by having butterfly-shaped cotyledons with tip and base similar in width and heart-shaped leaves with dense hairs that lie flat.