Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Indian Midden Morning Glory at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-07-010:
Ipomoea macrorhiza FAMILY Convolvulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Indian Midden Morning Glory, Largeroot Morning Glory, Manroot, Pink Moonvine
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmimacorhiza_seed1
Seeds villous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
Patrick D. McMillan pdmipomoea_macrorhiza
Native Americans cultivated the plant for its huge starchy tubers, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 1st ed. (Porcher & Rayner, 2001).
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Rare (historically in NC, but not recently seen)
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
Shallowly 5-lobed (or merely wavy-edged) campanulate corolla
5 included stamens
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 1st ed. (Porcher & Rayner, 2001) p362
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p514
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p073
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition (Justice, Bell, & Lindsey, 2005) p207
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