morningglory, bigroot

COMMON NAME: Morningglory, bigroot
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ipomoea pandurata
FAMILY: Convolvulaceae
LIFECYCLE: Perennial
FEATURES: Large white tubular flower with purple throat; perennial plant with large tap root; leaves can purple
similar to pitted morningglory; leaves mostly glabrous
DESCRIPTION: Of the morningglories, this is one of the only perennials common to Alabama. Produces a large tap
root (thus the name- giving rise to alias- wild sweet potato) and large white flower are the most
distinguishing characteristics. Commonly found trailing in unmanaged areas with low soil quality.

Additional Flower front view

Additional
Flower front view

Broad View General climbing growth habit

Broad View
General climbing growth habit

Leaf Heart-shaped leaf

Leaf
Heart-shaped leaf

Flower / Seed Head Side view of flower

Flower / Seed Head
Side view of flower