Scientific NameJacquemontia tamnifolia
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Occur on petioles that are alternately arranged along the stem. Leaves are approximately 1 1/4 to 4 1/2 inches long by 3/4 to 3 inches wide. Hairs occur on the margins and only occasionally on the leaf surfaces. Leaves are ovate to elliptic in outline.
A trailing or climbing summer annual with light blue flowers that may reach 6 1/2 feet in length.A trailing or climbing vine with ovate to elliptic leaves and many light blue flowers. These characteristics help to distinguish smallflower morningglory from most other weeds as well as other morningglories.
Flower Seed Head
Flowers: Many light blue flowers occur in clusters with many bracts below. Individual flowers are approximately 1/2 to 3/4 inch in width.Fruit: A capsule.
Seedling: Cotyledons are rounded with slight indentations and resemble those of a mustard. Cotyledons are without hairs.<br />Roots: Taproot.
Smallflower morningglory is an isolated weed of agronomic crops, nurseries, and landscapes in the southeastern United States.
upright and nonwoody,
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
longer than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval