Ipomoea hederacea (L.) Jacq.
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Ad A-Vine

Native of tropical America, becoming weedy northward in fencerows and fields. First collected in 1936 in Kalamazoo Co.

An annual twining vine with blue (to purple) flowers less than 5 cm long and leaves usually deeply 3-lobed. Some plants of I. purpurea with slightly shorter calyx, or deeply 3-lobed leaves, or shorter peduncles (but not displaying all these features) have been reported as I. hederacea, but all of them lack the prolonged sepal tips of this species.


Kalamazoo County
Lenawee County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. June 29, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=859.