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 Native Plant Database

Ipomoea cordatotriloba var. cordatotriloba

Tievine, Sharp-pod Morning Glory, Purple Bindweed, Tie Vine

Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)

Ipomoea cordatotriloba var. cordatotriloba (Tievine)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
This funnel-shaped flower is orchid with a deep purple center, 11 1/2 inches across and about the same length. The flower has obvious lines that divide it into 5 sections, and within each of these sections is a lighter purple triangle, the 5 forming a star within the flower. It has 2 kinds of leaves: one divided into 3 sections, the other undivided; and the leaf stems are as long as the leaves. This attractive morning glory has trailing stems that grow to 15 feet long or more (Loughmiller and Loughmiller).

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX
Native Habitat: Various soils, disturbed ground. throughout Texas except for the Panhandle and far west.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Conditions Comments: Rampant and agressive grower that can be troublesome in a garden setting.


Fragrant Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds
Deer Resistant: High

Last Update: 2012-07-28