Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales
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SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-07-006:
Ipomoea batatas FAMILY Convolvulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Herbaceous vine; Forb
Habitat: Persistent in fields after cultivation, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: tropical America
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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)
5 unequal sepals
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, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p539
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p201
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011) p316
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