Ipomoea belongs to a family of flowering plants known as Morning Glory, which are unruly vines. They have blue, purple, lavender, or pink flowers that fade at night and open every morning.
They tolerate a variety of medium to poor soils and sunny to partially shaded conditions. With more than 600 species, Ipomoea is the largest genus in the family of flowering plants, Convolvulaceae.
The exact range of Ipomoea purpurea is unclear, but it is believed to be native to South America. Ipomoea is also known as Cypress Vine.
Ipomoea purpurea is an annual (short-lived) climbing herb plant. The stems of Ipomoea purpurea are hairy and maybe twinning or trailing. The leaf blade is oval, entire or three-lobed, pointed at the tip, cordate at the base, pubescent or glabrous.
The flowers of I. purpurea are solitary or in cymes with few flowers. The inflorescence stalk (stem) is about 12 cm long.