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  Ipomoea purpurea
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Ipomoea purpurea ( L. ) Roth, Bot. Abh. 27. 1787; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 200. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 919(645). 1923. Convolvulus purpureus L., Sp. Pl. ed. 2, 1: 219. 1762.
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  English name(s): Common morning-glory
  Description: Vines; the stems slender and herbaceous; annual, pilose hirsute with spreading trichomes. Leaves broadly ovate to cordate, 2-10 cm long, entire or trilobate, pubescent on both surfaces. Inflorescences of 1-5 flowered cymose clusters. Flowers on pedicels 8-15 mm long, recurved in fruit; sepals oblong-lanceolate, 8-16 mm long, apically abruptly acute, hirsute on the basal portion; corolla blue, purple, pink, or with stripes of these colors on a white background, the stripes occasionally broken, throat white, 3-5 cm long. Fruits capsular, depressed-globose, 10 mm long; seeds black, pyriform, glabrous.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Introduced as a garden plant, also running wild
  Distribution: Native of tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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