Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Small White Morning-glory (Ipomoea lacunosa)
- Family: Morning-glory (Convolvulaceae)
- Flowering: July-October.
- Field Marks: This morning-glory has small, white
flowers less than 1 inch long and usually smooth leaf and flower
stalks, and leaves with a narrow maroon border.
- Habitat: Along streams, wet prairies, wet meadows,
- Habit: Annual vine with slender roots.
- Stems: Trailing or climbing, smooth or sparsely
hairy, up to 10 feet long.
- Leaves: Alternate, simple, ovate, pointed at the tip,
heart-shaped at the base, smooth or sparsely hairy, without
teeth, with a narrow maroon border, up to 4 inches long, up to 3
- Flowers: 1-3 on long, usually smooth stalks, each
flower white, up to 1 inch across.
- Sepals: 5, green, lanceolate to ovate, up to 1/2 inch
long, with ciliate margins.
- Petals: 5, united to form a bell-shaped corolla,
white, up to 1 1/4 inches long.
- Stamens: 5, not exserted beyond the corolla.
- Pistils: Ovary superior.
- Fruits: Capsules nearly spherical, 1/3-1/2 inch long,
sparsely hairy at the top.
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