Photo by Panos & Stavros.
A wild plant from
The hairy leaf and
Collected by Burl Mostul
in San Louis Potosi,
The Flower from
Jean B.A.P de M. de Lamarck, 1791
Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Mexico Gulf, New Mexico, Peru,
||Blue / White
And more below...
This member of the Convolvulaceae family was described by Jean Baptiste
Antoine Pierre de Monnet de Lamarck in 1791.
It's found from southern U.S.A. through Mexico to Paraguay. Give it a well- drained soil, some
water and sun, and it will give you fine blue flowers with white throat. The bulb will grow to
centimetres in diameter, the vines to two meters.
generic name Ipomoea is derived from the Greek ἴψ, ἰπός;
meaning 'woodworm', and ὅμοιος; hómoios,
meaning 'resembling'. It referring to their twining habit. The species name means 'hairy'
for the fruits.