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Photo by Panos & Stavros.

A wild plant from

The hairy leaf and fruit

Collected by Burl Mostul
in San Louis Potosi, Mexico.

The Flower from

Author:  Jean B.A.P de M. de Lamarck, 1791
Origin:  Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Mexico Gulf, New Mexico, Peru, Southern U.S.A.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  2 Metres
Flower:  Blue / White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Silky Morning Glory
Synonyms:  Convolvulus pubescens  Willd, 1809.
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 ten centimetres in diameter, the vines to two meters.

The generic name Ipomoea is derived from the Greek ἴψ, ἰπός; íps, ipós, meaning 'woodworm', and ὅμοιος; hómoios, meaning 'resembling'. It referring to their twining habit. The species name means 'hairy' for the fruits.

Aniseia heterophylla (Ortega) Meisn.
Batatas heterophylla (Ortega) G.Don
Batatas papiru (Ruiz & Pav.) G.Don
Batatas subtriloba (Ruiz & Pav.) G.Don
Batatas willdenowii (Schult.) G.Don
Convolvuloides pilosa Moench
Convolvulus heterophyllus (Ortega) Spreng.
Convolvulus paspiria Spreng.
Ipomoea bulbocastana Moc. & Sessé ex Choisy
Ipomoea heterophylla Ortega
Ipomoea heterophylla var. subcomosa House
Ipomoea hirsuta Schrank
Ipomoea lindheimeri var. subintegra House
Ipomoea martiusiana Steud.
Ipomoea ortegae Poir.
Ipomoea papiru Ruiz & Pav.
Ipomoea subtriloba Ruiz & Pav.
Ipomoea varia Roth
Ipomoea willdenowii Roem. & Schult.
Pharbitis heterophylla (Ortega) Choisy
Pharbitis pubescens (Lam.) Choisy
Pharbitis varia (Roth) G.Don.