Ipomoea costellata

Crest-rib Morning Glory - Ipomoea costellata
South of Iron Creek Campground Black Range, NM, USA
August 12, 2016
Photographs immediately above and below

On August 12, 2016, we were hiking south of Iron Creek Campground in the Black Range of New Mexico, USA when, on a ridge at about 7,000 feet we found the Ipomoea costellata, Crest-rib Morning-Glory, that is pictured here.  It is also known as the Crested Morning Glory, and Trompillo in Spanish.  The flower is rather small and quite dainty.

A complete description of this species can be found at the SEINet (Arizona and New Mexico Chapter) site.  Torrey performed the first official description of the species.

The specimen shown below was collected by Edgar Mearns on August 14, 1892 as part of his work for the International Boundary Commission of the United States and Mexico (San Bernardino Ranch was in Cochise county Arizona).

Crest-rib Morning Glory - Ipomoea costellata

Forest Road 157, East Slope of Bald Hill, Black Range
August 18, 2019
Photograph immediately above and three below

North Percha Creek, East of FR-157
Photographs immediately above and two below

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