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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Ipomoea leptophylla Torr.
USDA Symbol: IPLE
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Flowers 3 inches
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
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 USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater 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.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Perennial
garden Conspicuous Flowers:
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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
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Record Modified: 2010-04-17
Research By: TWC Staff