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IPM1021, New December 2003

Vine Weeds of Missouri

Morningglory, bigroot (Ipomoea pandurata)

Morningglory, bigroot Bigroot morningglory is the only perennial species of morningglory that occurs in Missouri.

It regenerates new growth from a large underground tuber. It is distinguished by its tubular, white flowers with red centers. Like the annual morningglories, its leaves are alternate and heart - shaped but are larger and more robust. Its stems, in the lower portions of the plant, can become woody with age. Seeds are flattened and are surrounded by a fringe of hairs that aid in their dispersal.

Morningglory, bigroot

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