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|Family: Convolvulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ipomoea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth
Habit: Annual. Leaf: blade 7--12 cm, cordate, short-acuminate, entire to 3--5-lobed, +- hairy. Inflorescence: peduncles 1--5-flowered. Flower: sepals 12--16 mm, lance-oblong, acute, hairy; corolla 4--6 cm, purple, blue, pink or white. Chromosomes: 2n=30.
Ecology: Disturbed or waste places, fields, orchards; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: ScV, CCo, SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to tropical America. Note: Cult as ornamental; evidence of naturalization in California lacking.
eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel F. Austin
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Ipomoea indica
Next taxon: Ipomoea triloba
Citation for this treatment: Daniel F. Austin 2017. Ipomoea purpurea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=29085, accessed on April 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 26, 2017.