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Family: CONVOLVULACEAE 

 Ipomoea purga
 

Drawing from Kohler's Medicinal Plants 1887.

  
Author:  Georg Wilhelm Franz Wenderoth 1833
Family:  Convolvulaceae
Habitat:  Central Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  9 centimetres
Height:  4 metres
Flower:  Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Jalap, Jalape, Jalapa
Synonyms:  Convolvulus purga, Georg Wilhelm Franz Wenderoth 1830. Exogonium purgum, Georg Wilhelm Franz Wenderoth 1840.
This member of the Convolvulaceae family was given this name by Georg Wilhelm Franz Wenderoth in 1833. It is found in the central Mexico, growing in a slightly rich but well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to nine centimetres in diameter and around fifteen centimetres long. The vines can reach four meters, and the flowers are bright pink.