Ipomoea pandurata
wild potato vine

Ipomoea pandurata

Ipomoea pandurata
Ipomoea pandurata
photos, Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Ipomoea pandurata
Common name: wild potato vine
Group: dicot
Family: Convolvulaceae
Growth type: vine
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: to 10'
Foliage: leaves entire, heart shaped
Flower: large, 3" white flowers with purple inside the flower tube
Flowering time: early July to October
Habitat: open, dry and sandy ground of railroad sides, woods and shaded edges, old fields
Range in New Jersey: statewide outside the central Pine barrens
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. roasted roots are edible, related to the sweet potato