Ipomoea pandurata

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Ipomoea pandurata
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Ipomoea pandurata in bloom
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Ipomoea
Species: I. pandurata
Binomial name
Ipomoea pandurata
(L.) G.F.W.Mey.

Ipomoea pandurata, known as man of the earth,[1] wild potato vine, manroot, wild sweet potato, and wild rhubarb,[2] is a species of herbaceous perennial vine native to North America.

The roots when left uncooked have purgative properties.[3]


  1. ^ USDA Plant Profile
  2. ^ J. K. Crellin & A. L. Tommie Bass, A Reference Guide to Medicinal Plants (Duke University Press, 1989), p. 305.
  3. ^ Peterson, Lee, A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants of Eastern and Central North America, p. 20, Houghton Mifflin Company, New York City, accessed 22 November 2010. ISBN 0-395-20445-3

External links[edit]

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