Ipomoea ternifolia

Common Name: Triple Leaf Morning Glory
Oˊodham Name: Bi:bhiag  Audio
Group: Forbs - Desert, Desert Grassland

Ipomoea ternifolia is a vine that rambles over grasses and other low-growing plants. The stem erupts from a thick root following the first heavy Monsoon rains. Large, 2 inch diameter flowers appear in mid August. The leaves are palmate and finely dissected into 7 lobes. It grows in coarse sandy soils at 2500 to 4500 ft elevation.

Ipomoea ternifolia flower and leaves
Ipomoea ternifolia flower
Ipomoea ternifolia
Ipomoea ternifolia leaves

Kingdom Plantae - Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta - Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta - Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Solanales
Family Convolvulaceae - Morning-glory family
Genus Ipomoea L. - morning-glory
Species Ipomoea ternifolia Cav. - tripleleaf morning-glory
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