Ipomoea capillacea (Kunth) G. Don  
Family: Convolvulaceae
purple morning-glory,  more...
[Convolvulus capillaceus Kunth,  more]
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Plant: perennial herb; from elongated tubers; stems erect to ascending glabrous Leaves: sessile, incised and appearing compound, the segments usually 5, linear or only tooth-like, 5-15 mm long INFLORESCENCE: axillary, flowers solitary on peduncles 5-7 mm long; bracts caducous Flowers: on pedicels 3-6 mm long, reflexed in fruit, the bracteoles scale-like; sepals 5-6 mm long, acute to obtuse and mucronate apically, the outer sepals 2 mm wide, elliptic to oblong, the inner sepals 3 mm wide, ovate, muricate-tuberculate at least on the midvein; corollas funnelform, 3-4 cm long, lavender to red-purple, glabrous, the limb 2-2.5 cm wide; stamens 18-21 mm long, included, the anthers 1-1.5 mm long; ovary ovoid, 2-locular, glabrous; styles 18-20 mm long Fruit: FRUITS globose capsules, 4-5 mm wide, the apiculum 1 mm long. SEEDS 1-4, 3 mm long, ovoid, black to dark brown, shortly erect-hispid Misc: Oak woodlands, plains, ponderosa pine zone; 1500-2500 m (5000-8200 ft); Jul-Sep REFERENCES: Austin, Daniel F. 1998. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Convolvulaceae 30(2): 61.
Ipomoea capillacea image
Patrick Alexander  
Ipomoea capillacea image
Patrick Alexander  
Ipomoea capillacea image
Patrick Alexander  
Ipomoea capillacea image
Patrick Alexander  
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