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Ipomoea pandurata (L.) G.F.W. Mey.
Man of the earth, Wild Potato, Wild sweet potato, Manroot
USDA Symbol: ippa
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The very large, high-climbing Ipomoea pandurata has white flowers with deep purple throats and is very abundant in the Midwest.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: white with pink or purple strips in throat
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 Canada: ON USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Indigenous people harvested the large taproot
from fall to spring for food. Conspicuous Flowers:
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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:
- Picayune, MS
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Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff