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[Ipomoea heterophylla Ortega]
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.