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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Ipomoea lindheimeri Gray
Lindheimer's morning-glory, Blue Morning Glory
USDA Symbol: IPLI
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This species is named after Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer (1801-1879) who is often called the Father of Texas Botany because of his work as the first permanent-resident plant collector in Texas. In 1834 Lindheimer immigrated to the United States as a political refugee. He spent from 1843-1852 collecting specimens in Texas. In 1844 he settled in New Braunfels, Texas, and was granted land on the banks of the Comal River, where he continued his plant collecting and attempted to establish a botanical garden. He shared his findings with many others who shared his interest in botany, including Ferdinand von Roemer and Adolph Scheele. Lindheimer is credited with the discovery of several hundred plant species. In addition his name is used to designate forty-eight species and subspecies of plants. He is buried in New Braunfels. His house, on Comal Street in New Braunfels, is now a museum.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Vine Leaf Retention: Deciduous Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
AZ , NM , TX Native Habitat: Ipomoea lindheimeri
grows in rocky ground, especially in draws, ravines, and stream bottoms. It is found from the Edwards Plateau to the Trans-Pecos. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry Conditions Comments: Ipomoea lindheimeri
is a hardy, long-blooming twining vine
that grows well under dry conditions. It has delicate, attractive lobed foliage with 2-3 wide sky-blue flowers with white centers that open in the morning and close before noon. The vine
can be either low climbing or trailing.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: No
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0154
Collected May 17, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie MillsapsNPSOT 0248
Collected June 24, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth WhiteNPSOT 0597
Collected May 13, 1991 in Medina County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0222
Collected May 16, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
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Record Modified: 2008-07-30
Research By: BJG