Entireleaf Morningglory: Ipomoea hederacea var. integriuscula
|Weed Description: A
summer annual, twining or climbing vine with heart-shaped leaves found throughout the
Southeast and into the north central and northeastern United States.
Stems: Most often found climbing, hairy, reaching 10 feet in length..
|Leaves: Alternate, heart-shaped, with hairs that stick straight out from the leaf.|
cotyledons (hypocotyls) are green or purple tinged, without hairs. Cotyledons have
rounded points, are moderately indented and have hairs that stick straight out from the
Flowers: Petals are purple to pale blue or white and fused into a funnel.
Fruit: Brown capsules that separate into 3-4 parts when mature.
Identifying Characteristics: Entireleaf morningglory very closely resembles Tall Morningglory (Ipomoea purpurea), however the two species differ in the orientation of hairs on the cotyledon and/or leaf surfaces. Tall morningglory leaves have hairs that lie flat (appressed) on the surface, while the hairs on entireleaf morningglory stick straight out from the leaf.