Taxonomy: Fam. Convolvulaceae// Genus: Ipomoea// Species: Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth.
Determined according to the botanical key provided by Stace in Tutin et al. (1968).
Lifeform: Annual; therophyte according to the Raunkiær system.
Distribution: Native to Tropical and Subtropical America, introduced in the rest of the world according to the distribution information provided by the Plants of the World Online portal. In the Osogovo region it is found as a garden escape and ruderal plant.
Habitat: Ruderal plant and garden escape found in and near settlements, roadsides, orchards, hedges and other ruderal areas. Cultivated as ornamental.
Flowering period: Summer – autumn: JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP.
Ipomoea L. Stace, C.A. in Tutin, T.G., Heywood, V.H., Burges, N.A., Moore, D.M., Valentine, D.H., Walters, S.M., & Webb, D.A. (1968). Flora Europaea. Volume 2. Rosaceae to Umbelliferae. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 82 – 83.
Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth. Plants of the World Online portal, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:30043043-2 [Accessed 30.12.2022].