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Plant Details

Ipomoea pandurata

Wild Potato-vine, Wild Sweet Potato, Manroot, Man-of-the-earth

Scientific Name:

Ipomoea pandurata

Genus:

Ipomoea

Species Epithet:

pandurata

Common Name:

Wild Potato-vine, Wild Sweet Potato, Manroot, Man-of-the-earth

Plant Type

Herbaceous_Vine

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Sandhills, disturbed areas. Common nearly throughout NC, though somewhat less common in the far eastern counties, and in some far southwestern counties.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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