Bush Morning Glory

LATIN NAME
Ipomoea leptophylla

LONGEVITY
Perennial

SEASON
Warm

ORIGIN
Native

DETAILS
• Other common names, “Big-root morning-glory” and “Wild potato vine”.
• Adapted to sandy or gravelly mixed and shortgrass plains, roadsides, and disturbed areas.
• Flowers May to July.
• This plant is related to the sweet potato. It has a very large, edible taproot. The taproot is ham shaped and usually 6 to 8 in. diameter and may grow up to four feet long.
• Is very drought-resistant, due to the very large root system.
• The Pawnee Indians treated nervousness and bad dreams by inhaling the smoke of burning roots, and the Lakota Indians would consume the roots for stomach problems.

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