Potato-Vine, Wild

Ipomoea pandurata
A twining or trailing vine up to 12’ long. The hairless stem is reddish and the sticky sap is milky. The stalked, alternate leaves are heart-shaped and have smooth edges. The 2-3” funnel-shaped flowers have a 5-pointed white corolla tube, pinkish on the inner surface. There are 5 sepals, 5 stamens and a single pistil. Blooms May-September in fields, roadsides.

Common morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea) also has heart-shaped leaves but is quite hairy and the flowers may be white, red, or blue.