Ipomoea purga (Jalap)

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Ipomoea Jalapa (Jalap)Jalap has a fleshy, tuberous root, with numerous roundish tubercles.  It has several stems, which are smooth, brownish, slightly rough, with a tendency to twine.  The leaves are on long petioles, the first hastate, succeeding ones cordate, acuminate, and mucronate.  The calyx has no bracts; corolla funnel-shaped, purple, and long.  Fruit a capsule.


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