Jacquemontia tamnifolia (L.) Griseb. - Hairy Clustervine
Family - Convolvulaceae
Flowering - August - December.
Habitat - Waste ground, disturbed sites, roadsides, railroads, fields, fencerows. Also cultivated.
Origin - Native to North America and tropical America.
Other information - This vining and attractive species can be found mainly in the southern 2/3 of Alabama. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its brilliant blue flowers, vining habit, and (in the late fall and winter) the "puff balls" of the infructescence which persist on the plant at each node.
Photographs taken off Moores Mill Road, Auburn, AL., 8-18-04, and off Lee Rd 10, Lee County, AL., 8-27-04.