Ipomoea pubescens Lam.  
Family: Convolvulaceae
silky morning-glory,  more...
[Ipomoea heterophylla Ortega,  more]
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Patrick Alexander  
Plant: perennial herb; from large oblong root; stems twining, hirsute with retrorse trichomes Leaves: ovate, nearly entire, with the margins sinuate, or 3-5 palmately lobed, 2-8 cm long, 2-9 cm wide, basally cordate, hirsute with antrorse trichomes, at times sericeous, apically acute to obtuse, mucronate, the petioles 2-5 cm long, the lobes elliptic or ovate INFLORESCENCE: 1-2-flowered; peduncles 15-18 mm long; bracts subulate, acuminate, 5-12 mm long Flowers: pedicels 3-10 mm long, erect in fruit; sepals unequal, antrorsely hispid at times sericeous, the outer sepals ovate, acuminate, 9-21 mm long, 5-11 mm wide, basally truncate, the middle sepals asymmetrical, ovate, acuminate, 9-19 mm long, 3-8 mm wide, the inner sepals ovate-lanceolate, 9-20 mm long, 2-4 mm wide; corollas funnelform, 5.5-8 cm long, blue to violet, glabrous, the limb 6-7 cm wide; stamens 30-35 mm long, with few glandular trichomes on base of filaments, the anthers sagittate, 3-4 mm long; ovary globose to ovoid, 1.5-1.75 mm long, 3-locular, glabrous; styles 40-45 mm long; stigmas 3-capitate Fruit: FRUITS surrounded by the sepals, globose, 10-12 mm wide. SEEDS 3-6, 5-6 mm long, ovoid, brown to black, densely pubescent with velvety trichomes Misc: Rocky areas and stream beds in oak woodland; 1050-1350 m (3500-4500 ft); Aug-Sep REFERENCES: Austin, Daniel F. 1998. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Convolvulaceae 30(2): 61.
Ipomoea pubescens image
Patrick Alexander  
Ipomoea pubescens image
Patrick Alexander  
Ipomoea pubescens image
Patrick Alexander  
Ipomoea pubescens image
Patrick Alexander  
Ipomoea pubescens image
Ipomoea pubescens image
Ipomoea pubescens image
Ipomoea pubescens image
Ipomoea pubescens image
Ipomoea pubescens image
Ipomoea pubescens image
Ipomoea pubescens image
Ipomoea pubescens image
Ipomoea pubescens image
Ipomoea pubescens image