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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Ipomoea cordatotriloba var. cordatotriloba
Ipomoea cordatotriloba Dennst. var. cordatotriloba
Tievine, Sharp-pod Morning Glory, Purple Bindweed, Tie Vine
Synonym(s): Convolvulus carolinus, Ipomoea carolina, Ipomoea caroliniana, Ipomoea trichocarpa
USDA Symbol: ipcoc2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
This funnel-shaped flower is orchid with a deep purple center, 1–1 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).
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Vine Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
, TX Native Habitat:
Various soils, disturbed ground. throughout Texas except for the Panhandle and far west.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Conditions Comments: Rampant and agressive grower that can be troublesome in a garden setting.
BenefitFragrant Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0345
Collected May 27, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0079
Collected Oct. 19, 1990 in Bexar County by Mollie WaltonNPSOT 0030
Collected Sept. 20, 1990 in Bexar County by Judith C. BerryNPSOT 0444
Collected Jun 4, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0462
Collected Jun 29, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0398
Collected May 31, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Record Last Modified: 2012-07-28
Research By: NPC