Ipomoea pandurata (L.) G. Mey.
Common Name: WILD SWEET-POTATO, MAN-OF-THE-EARTH
Coefficient of Conservatism: 7
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Vine
Status: T
Ipomoea pandurata B. S. Walters

Forests and thickets, open fields, roadsides, and sandy ground. Native barely as far north as Michigan.

Perennial from a very large deep tuber, the stems clambering over shrubs and other vegetation. The large flowers (to 8 cm long) are white with purplish centers, very showy in July and August.

Locations

Allegan County
Berrien County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Monroe County
St. Clair County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 14, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=860.