Scientific NameIpomoea lacunosa
Other Common Names:
Pitted morningglory is a trailing or climbing vine. It can grow to be many feet in length. It prefers more moist soils.
The leaves of red morningglory are alternate in arrangement. They are heart shaped and entire, but come to a distinct taper.
Pitted morningglory is most often distinguished by its leaves, which are heart shaped, but come to a distinguishable taper. It is also identified in early stages by its deeply indented cotyledons.
Flower Seed Head
The flowers of pitted morningglory are fluted in shape. They are approximately 3/4 in long. They are most often white, but may appear pink or light purple. The flowers occur from July to October.
The fruit of pitted morningglory is a simple small capsule.
Pitted morningglory is found throughout the eastern United States. It is found as far north as New York and as far west as Texas.
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
shorter than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval