Family, Convolvulus. Color, white with purple stripes and sometimes purple center. Leaves, roundish, heart - shape at base, pointed, with long petioles, entire, the later ones sometimes 3-lobed. Corolla, open, funnel-form, the limb 5-divided by folds down the places of division and points in the middle, 2 to 3 inches long. Flowers, 1 to 5, on peduncle which are longer than the petioles. June to September.
A trailing or twining vine, with long, stout stems, resembling the morning glory. Root tuberous, very large, giving the plant one of its common names, man-of-the-earth. Dry ground, fields and hills, Connecticut to Florida and westward.