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Ipomoea leptophylla (Bush morning-glory)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Ipomoea leptophylla

Ipomoea leptophylla Torr.

Bush morning-glory

Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: IPLE

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Several stems arch as they lengthen, forming a bushy clump 1 1/2-3 ft. tall. Large, lavender, funnel-shaped flowers with darker throats, occur on stalks from the axils of delicate, linear leaves. Smooth, erect, leafy stems, sometimes leaning on ground at base, forming a large roundish plant bearing flowers with pinkish-lavender or purplish-red, funnel-shaped corollas with darker centers in upper leaf axils.

This beautiful wildflower is representative of several species of Ipomoea that, unlike garden morning glories, are not vines.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green
Flower: Flowers 3 inches
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: CO , KS , MT , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , WY
Native Distribution: SD to CO & s.c. MT, s. to OK & NM
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Roadsides, Dunes

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: None
Soil Description: Sandy or gravelly soils.
Conditions Comments: Tuber makes plant drought-tolerant but difficult to transplant.

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Perennial garden
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Propagation

Propagation Material: Seeds
Description: Seed
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Bibliography

Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Ipomoea leptophylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ipomoea leptophylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ipomoea leptophylla

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2010-04-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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