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Wild plants I found in South Africa.

The flower by Lyn Wadley,

Author: William Jackson Hooker, 1844
Origin:  Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  150 Centimetres
Flower:  Purple - Blue
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  One-Day Flower
Synonyms:  Aniseia calystegioides, Choisy.
Ipomoea adumbrata
Rendle & Britten.
Ipomoea bellecomans
Ipomoea calystegioides
Hallier f.
Ipomoea greenstockii
Ipomoea sarmentacea
Ipomoea crassipes var. cordifolia, Rendle.
Ipomoea crassipes
var. hewittioides, Hallier f.
Ipomoea crassipes
var. hirta, Hallier f.

This member of the Convolvulaceae family was described by William Jackson Hooker in 1844. It is found in the southern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The vines will grow up to 150 centimetres, the flowers are purple to blue.

The generic name Ipomoea is derived from the Greek ἴψ, ἰπός; íps, ipós, meaning 'woodworm', and ὅμοιος; hómoios, meaning 'resembling'. It referring to their twining habit. The species name means 'thick foot'.

Grit: 5 mm.