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Ivyleaf Morningglory

Ipomoea hederacea L.

Convolvulaceae (Morningglory Family)

▲ ▼ seedlings

▲ ▼ young plants, showing twining stems and three-lobed leaves

mature plants climbing corn stalks


▲  vine on fence, showing several immature fruit pods

Ivy-leaved morningglory:

        has english ivy-shaped, three-lobed leaves and bright blue flowers

        leaves, stems, fruit fairly pubescent (hairy)

        is a summer annual vine

        produces bur-like seedpods; reproduces readily by seed

        found in cultivated fields and waste areas

        related subspecies, entireleaf morningglory, is the same in all aspects except leaves are heart-shaped instead of having the three-lobed, ivy-like leaves

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