Dock-Leaf Morning Glory
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Dock-Leaf Morning Glory
P Native Photo: S. Kasim
Common name: Dock-Leaf Morning Glory
Botanical name: Ipomoea rumicifolia    Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)
Synonyms: Convolvulus hirtus, Ipomoea gnaphalosperma

Dock-Leaf Morning Glory is a creeping herb with stems spreading, hairy. Leaves are broadly arrow-shaped, to ovate-heart-shaped, blunt at tip and notched, hairless, with wavy margins, about 2.5 cm long. Leaves remind on of Docks and Sorrels. Flowers are borne in leaf axils, in 1-2 flowered clusters. Flowers are white, trumpet-shaped, hairless. Sepals are large, narrowly elliptic-lanceshaped, hairy, almost covering the flower-tube. Dock-Leaf Morning Glory is found in South India and Africa.

Identification credit: N. Arun Kumar Photographed in Palladam, Tamil Nadu.

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