Wild Florida Photo - Ipomoea pandurata

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Ipomoea pandurata

MAN-OF-THE-EARTH

WILD POTATO VINE

MANROOT

Florida native

 

A frequent vine of sandhills, dry hammocks and ruderal sites through most of the panhandle and the north and central peninsula of Florida. The range includes the entire southeastern United States, west as far as Texas, north to Nebraska and northeast into New York and Massachusetts.
A twining or climbing perennial vine with a sparesly pubescent stem and an enlarged root. Leaves are alternate, entire and heart shaped, widest at the base. The flowers are white with a purple throat.
Other large white flowered morning glories of roadsides and disturbed sites include Ipomoea alba - moonflower - with a very long narrow throat. Merremia dissecta - noyau vine - is not native and has white flowers with rose-red throats and deeply discected leaves with 7-9 lobes. Calystegia sepium - hedge false bindweed - has white flowers with a white throat and triangular or arrow shaped leaves.

 
Ipomoea pandurata is a member of the Convolvulaceae - Morning-glory family.

Other species of the Ipomoea genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Ipomoea alba - MOONFLOWER
  View  Ipomoea cairica - MILE A MINUTE VINE
  View  Ipomoea cordatotriloba - COASTAL MORNING GLORY
  View  Ipomoea imperati - BEACH MORNING-GLORY
  View  Ipomoea indica var. acuminata - OCEANBLUE MORNING-GLORY
  View  Ipomoea pes-caprae var. brasiliensis - RAILROAD VINE
  View  Ipomoea sagittata - SALTMARSH MORNING-GLORY
  View  Ipomoea quamoclit - CYPRESSVINE
  View  Ipomoea lacunosa - WHITESTAR


Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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