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Ipomoea species [Convolvulaceae]

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Scientific Name Ipomoea cordatotriloba (Ipomoea trichocarpa) USDA PLANTS Symbol IPCO8
Common Name Tievine, Purple Bindweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 503175
Family Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Various types of soil in fields, pastures, thickets and disturbed areas.
Plant: Twining perennial vine, one to several feet long; generally considered a weed.
Leaves: Various-shaped leaves, including 3 to 5-lobed, 3/4 to 4 inches long nearly as wide, stalked and alternately-arranged.
Inflorescence: Rose-lavender flowers with darker center, 5 petals united into trumpet shape, up to about 2 inches across, openinging in morning and closing about mid-day.
Bloom Period: April to December.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Introduced
Scientific Name Ipomoea lindheimeri USDA PLANTS Symbol IPLI
Common Name Lindheimer's Morning-glory ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 30780
Family Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Rocky ground and outcrops, draws and ravines; endemic to Texas.
Plant: Twining perennial vine, stems with pubescent hairs 8 or more feet long.
Leaves: Blades cordate-ovate to suborbicular in outline 1-1/4 to 2-3/4 inches long and wide with 3 to 7 deep, ovate-lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate lobes.
Inflorescence: Large 5-lobed, funnel-shaped blossoms 2-1/2 to 4 inches long arising from leaf axils; corolla blue to purple with pale or white center.
Bloom Period: April to October.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
Note: The Biota of North America map (right) appears to be in error regarding the legal status of I. lindheimeri. The plant is considered a native species, non-invasive, in Texas and New Mexico, by USDA Plants and is not listed by Texasinvasives.org.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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