Ivy-Leaved Morning Glory
Synonyms of Ipomoea hederacea (20) (Updated on 11-17-21 from Plants of the World Online): Cleiemera hederacea (Jacq.) Raf., Cleiemera hirsuta Raf., Ipomoea avicularis Raf., Ipomoea barbata Roth, Ipomoea barbigera Sweet, Ipomoea desertorum House, Ipomoea hederacea var. integrifolia Hallier f., Ipomoea hederacea var. integriuscula A.Gray, Ipomoea hirsutula Hornem., Ipomoea limbata Boerl., Ipomoea phymatodes Spreng., Ipomoea scabra Schult., Ipomoea scabrida Roem. & Schult., Ornithosperma autumnalis Raf., Pharbitis barbata (Roth) G.Don, Pharbitis barbigera (Sweet) G.Don, Pharbitis hederacea (Jacq.) Choisy, Pharbitis polymorpha Siebold & de Vriese, Pharbitis scabrida (Schult.) G.Don, Pharbitis triloba Miq.
Ipomoea hederacea Jacq. is the accepted scientific name for the Ivy-Leaved Morning Glory. It was named and described as such by Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin in Collectanea in 1787.
The genus, Ipomoea L., was named and described by Carl von Linnaeus in the first volume of the first edition of Species Plantarum in 1753.
As of 11-17-21 when this page was last updated, Plants of the World Online by Kew lists 648 species in the Ipomoea genus. It is a member of the plant family Convolvulaceae with 59 genera. Those numbers could change as updates are made on POWO.
The above distribution map for Ipomoea hederacea is from Plants of the World Online. Areas in green are where the species is native and purple where it has been introduced. The map on the USDA Plants Database for North America (above Mexico) is similar but doesn’t include California or Colorado.
The map on iNaturalist shows where members have made observations. Anyone can join and it is a great website to confirm and share your observations. The maps on iNaturalist are continually updated as members post new observations.
THERE ARE SEVERAL LINKS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR FURTHER READING AND TO HELP WITH A BETTER POSITIVE ID.
I was walking across the south hayfield on October 27 in 2021 when I spotted several Morning Glories in bloom and sprawled across the ground. There are several members of the family that are simply called Morning Glories, so you have to take a few photos for proper ID… I uploaded photos on iNaturalist which suggested the scientific name Ipomoea hederacea with the common name Ivy-Leaved Morning Glory. I checked the Missouri Plants website and the ID was correct. Missouri Plants lists seven species of Ipomoea in Missouri and the USDA Plants Database has a very long list of species found in the United States…
I appologize for not writing descriptions of this species when I publisted this page. I am busy updating the plant pages and adding new pages. It is a winter time project but I get behind sometimes beforeI start getting busier during the summer. Writing descriptions is a lengthy process, at least for me. There are several links at the bottom of the page written by experts who do a much better job with descriptions.
I have enjoyed photographing and learning about the many wildflowers growing on the farm and other areas. My farm is in Windsor, Missouri in Pettis County (Henry County is across the street and Benton and Johnson aren’t far away). I have grown over 500 different plants and identified over 100 species of wildflowers (most have pages listed on the right side of the page). I am not an expert, botanist, or horticulturalist. I just like growing, photographing, and writing about my experience. I rely on several websites for ID and a few horticulturalists I contact if I cannot figure them out. Wildflowers can be somewhat variable from location to location, so sometimes it gets a bit confusing. If you see I have made an error, please let me know so I can correct what I have written.
I hope you found this page useful and be sure to check the links below for more information. They were written by experts and provide much more information. Some sites may not be up-to-date but they are always a work in progress. If you can, I would appreciate it if you would click on the “Like” below and leave a comment. It helps us bloggers stay motivated. You can also send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would enjoy hearing from you especially if you notice something is a bit whacky.
FOR FURTHER READING:
PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE (GENUS/SPECIES)
INTERNATIONAL PLANT NAMES INDEX (GENUS/SPECIES)
USDA PLANTS DATABASE
MSU-MIDWEST WEEDS AND WILDFLOWERS
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-WEED ID GUIDE
KANSAS WILDFLOWERS AND GRASSES
MARYLAND BIODIVERSITY PROJECT
NOTE: The data (figures, maps, accepted names, etc.) may not match on these websites. It depends on when and how they make updates and when their sources make updates. Some websites have hundreds and even many thousands of species to keep up with. Accepted scientific names change periodically and it can be hard to keep with as well. Some of the links may use a name that is a synonym on other sites. In my opinion, Plants of the World Online by Kew is the most reliable and up-to-date plant database and they make updates on a regular basis. I make updates “at least” once a year and when I write new pages or add new photos but I do get behind. We are all a work in progress. 🙂