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Palmleaf morningglory vs. Pitted morningglory

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Palmleaf morningglory

(Ipomoea wrightii)

Palmleaf morningglory pictured with five oblong green leaves and rounded initial leaves.
Close up photo: Up close image of palm morningglory initial leaves which are rounded.
Seed photo: Small tear drop shaped brown seeds pictured next to dime for size comparison.


Pitted morningglory

(Ipomoea lacunosa)

Pitted morningglory pictured with green heart-shaped leaves and lobed initial leaves.
Close up2: Close up image of pitted morningglory initial leaves which are lobed.
Seed photo2: Small round brown seeds pictured next to dime for size comparison.


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Publication 3659 (POD-06-21)

By Taghi Bararpour, PhD, Assistant Extension/Research Professor, and Jason Bond, PhD, Extension/Research Professor, Delta Research and Extension Center.

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