|Scientific Name||Ipomoea hederacea (Linn) Jacq.|
|Common Names||English: Ivyleaf morningglory , German: Prunkwinde; French: Ipomée annuelle|
|Description||Annual, twining seed propagated weed with ivy shaped leaves.|
Vines up to 2 m (6.56 ft) long.
Stems, mostly vines, are slender and herbaceous, twining dextrorsely, glabrous to sparsely pubescent. 90-180 cm (2.95 - 5.9 ft) long.
Alternate, blades simple, cordate or ovate to suborbicular, 2-10 cm (0.78 - 3.93 inch) long, 2-13 cm (0.78 - 5.12 inch) wide.
Lobes 3 sometimes 5, lobes distinct and pointed round between lobes, surfaces densely to sparly pubescent.
Petioles 5-12 cm (1.97 - 4.72 inch) long.
Funnel-shaped flowers (white on the inside) that turn rose-purple late in the day.
Corolla of 5 fused petals.
Few to several in cymes or colitary.
Pedicels 5-7 mm (0.19 - 0.27 inch) long or sometimes longer.
Sepals oblong to elliptic, 0.5-3 mm (0.019 - 0.118 inch) long, glabrous.
Apex obtuse or truncate, outer 2 sepals with a subterminal bristle.
June - October.
Dark brown or black, pyriform, dorsal surface with usually 2 lines of short dark hairs.
Germination in spring.
Fields and waste places and disturbed areas.
Moist, well-drained, poor normal to loamy soil.
Ipomea hederacea is an important weed in subtropical areas that strongly interferes with the crop, and is difficult to control.
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