Other names: Entireleaf morningglory, Mexican morningglory
Life cycle: Summer annual
Found in: Cropland throughout the southeastern, north central and northeastern U.S.
General description: Trailing or climbing vine with purple or blue flowers and three-lobed leaves that can reach 10 feet in length.
Seedlings: Cotyledons are notched at the base with rounded lobes, creating a squarish outline.
True leaves: Alternate, 2" to 5" long, hairy and distinctly ivy-shaped, with three lobes.
Flowers and fruit: Flowers are long, funnel-shaped, and purple, blue or white with a hairy base. Fruit is a brown round capsule containing four to six seeds.