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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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems trailing or twining, up to about 15 feet long.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
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
Soil Moisture: Moist
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
BibliographyBibref 1294 - 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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Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Research LiteratureReslit 469 - Leaf fluctuating asymmetry, soil disturbance and plant stress: a multiple year comparison using two herbs, Ipomoea pandurata and Cnidoscolus stimulosus (2005) D. C. Freeman, M. L. Brown, J. J. Duda, J. H. Grar...
Reslit 468 - Photosynthesis and fluctuating asymmetry as indicators of plant response to soil disturbance in the fall-line sandhills of Georgia: A case study using Rhus copallinum and Ipomoea pandurata (2004) D. C. Freeman, M. L. Brown, J. J. Duda, J. H. Grah...
Reslit 574 - Contents of caffeoylquinic acid compounds in the storage roots of sixteen sweetpotato genotypes and their potetial biological activity (2008) H. F. Harrison, T. R. Mitchell, J. K. Peterson, W....
Reslit 641 - Growth and development of bigroot morningglory (Ipomoea pandurata) (1991) M. J. Horak and L. M. Wax
Reslit 642 - Germination and seedling development of bigroot morningglory (Ipomoea pandurata) (1991) M. J. Horak and L. M. Wax
Reslit 643 - Control of bigroot morningglory (Ipomoea pandurata) (1992) M. J. Horak and L. M. Wax
Reslit 2258 - Tissue Cultures of Solanum tuberosum and Ipomoea pandurata (1957) Y. Lingappa
Reslit 2319 - Pollination biology, self-incompatibility, and sterility in Ipomoea pandurata (L.) GFW MEYER (Convolvulaceae) (1982) J. M. Stucky and R. L. Beckmann
Reslit 2501 - Morning glory bees [Cemolobus ipomoeae, Melitoma taurea] and the Ipomoea pandurata complex (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae) (1978) D. F. Austin
Reslit 2534 - Extrafloral nectaries and plant guarding in Ipomoea pandurata (L.) GFW Mey.(Convolvulaceae) (1981) R. L. Beckmann and J. M. Stucky
This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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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: 2023-03-22
Research By: TWC Staff