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Morning glory

Ipomoea parasitica


Found this by the road side. Is it a weed?

1 Species ID Suggestions

C.Sydes 11 years ago
morning glory
Ipomoea parasitica

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Ron Kushner
Ron Kushner 10 years ago

The plant shown is Ipomoea parasitica as entered in the PlantFiles here by me (Ron_Convolvulaceae and my associates) :

The corolla in the bloom shown has become partially torn/ separated along the secondary folds likely by the rain which is still evident by the discolored areas on the limb.

I assisted on the Flora of India project regarding Identification of this species.

C.Sydes, say hello to Dinesh Ji for me...

adithyabhat 11 years ago

@C.Sydes Petals are not joined in this, but ya its very close..

MrJohn 11 years ago


adithyabhat 11 years ago

I googled up for Morning glory. I think this is not it.

adithyabhat 11 years ago

Its a small flower. This is a closeup shot.

Dangermouse 11 years ago

I would have said the same, a type of Ipomoea but the petal formation is different (as it is separated). How big is the flower? That would help. Great shot.

VivBraznell 11 years ago

Certainly looks like Morning Glory, apart from the petal shape for sure. Are those the leaves with the red stems behind?

C.Sydes 11 years ago

I imagine it is in the family Convolvulaceae, (Morning Glory etc) but the lobing pattern of the petals is curious.

Is it a weed?? perhaps that depends on ones definition of "weed",

OnengDyah 11 years ago

Nice colour..

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Karnataka, India

Spotted on May 1, 2012
Submitted on May 1, 2012

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