Ipomoea hederacea Jacq.
Zachery Berry 251
United States, Arizona, Maricopa, Tempe, "Gilliland", west of ASU Tempe campus
33.419355 -111.958305 WGS84
Backyard garden (Zone 9b)
Ipomoea batatas, Solanum nigrum, Solanum melongena, Solanum lycopersicum, Zea mays, Sorghum bicolor, Ocimum kilimandsharicum, Brassica oleracea, Canavalia ensiformis
Woody, twining liana with annual vegetative growth. Height to ~8'(9'(-10') with ~12' horizontal spread (growth halted following decline in nighttime temperatures). Leaves strongly 3-lobed, pubescent. Flowers open between ~5:30-7:30(-8)am; corolla blue(-purple); anthers strongly blocking the stigma. Calyx hirsute basally with long lobes and strongly recurved apices, becoming more prominent as seeds mature. Seeds vary in sizes ((3-)4-6(-8)mm long x (2-)3(-4)mm wide) and morph based on various divisions of a spherical embryonic body, with the dominant type being similar to that of a slice of hesperidium. Flowers responding to water stress produced a notably thinner calyx and one single seed, often ovoid(-spherical) with a longitudinal groove along the sides (hilum below). A third type is a two seeded variety with shape similar to I. x leucantha. Seeds are black with a subtle brown mottling that becomes much more apparent when saturated. Seed coat with short appressed hairs concentrated in the hilum.
Volunteer in dirt plot turned garden (wild patch nearby ~1/4 mi sw (well established)
Cultivation Status: Cultivated
Record Id: a4fbdfbb-4512-402d-bb0c-233aae8b7ba7
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