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Bush Morning-glory, Man Root
Scientific Name: Ipomoea leptophylla Torr.
Family: Convolvulaceae
Bush Morning-glory, Man Root (Ipomoea  leptophylla)
Ipomoea leptophylla, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 44. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-10

Frost Tolerance: The top of the plant dies off at the first frost, the root is very cold resistant

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: USA (Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming) Sandhills prairie, Western mixed grass prairie

Growth Habits: Mounding deciduous perennial, sprawling stems, up to 3 feet tall and wide (90 cm); willow-like leaves, 0.8 to 3.5 inches long (2-8.5 cm), 0.1 to 0.32 inch wide (2-8 mm); very large edible tap root, up to 1 foot in diameter, several feet long, bitter when raw

Watering Needs: Low water use

Propagation: Seeds

Blooming Habits:
The Ipomoea leptophylla bears funnel-shaped lavender flowers, with darker throats, 3 inches long (7.5 cm), in June, July, August.

Fruiting Habits:

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