The Audubon Society Field Guid To
North American Wildflowers
- Eastern edition

Common Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea

Description: A twining vine with hairy stems and
funnel-shaped flowers of purple, pink,
blue, or white in clusters of 1-5 rising
from the leaft to axils.
Flowers: 2-3" (5-7.5 cm) long; corolla
of 5 fused petals; sepals narrow,
pointed, and hairy.
Leaves: 2-5" (5-12.5 cm) long; broad
Height: vine, to 10' (3m) long.
Flowering: July-October.
Habitat: Cultivated fields, roadsides, disturbed
Range: Throughout.
Comments: Originally introduced from tropical
America as an ornimental, this plant
has escaped from gardens and become
naturalized. Its broad, heart-shaped
leaves are distinctive.