Ipomoea pandurata (L.) G. Mey.
Man of the earth, Wild Potato, Wild sweet potato, Manroot
Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)
Synonym(s): Ipomoea pandurata var. rubescens
USDA Symbol: ippa
The very large, high-climbing Ipomoea pandurata has white flowers with deep purple throats and is very abundant in the Midwest.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: white with pink or purple strips in throat
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
BenefitUse Food: Indigenous people harvested the large taproot from fall to spring for food.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Bibliography* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.
Bibref 1243 - The Southeastern Indians (1976) Hudson, Charles
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Ipomoea pandurata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ipomoea pandurata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ipomoea pandurata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff