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Morning Glory

Ipomoea tricolor

Description:

Herbaceous perennial climber. Stems twining, up to 3.5 m long. Leaves large, broadly ovate-heart-shaped, narrowly pointed at the apex. Inflorescences, axillary, few to many-flowered. Corolla funnel-shaped, 6-9 cm in diameter, usually blue with a white centre but many cultivars with other colours are known.

Habitat:

South America, Mesoamerica, North America, Caribbean, Africa & Madagascar. Native to Mexico, Central America and tropical South America; introduced and naturalised elsewhere in the tropics

Notes:

The seeds, vines, flowers, and leaves contain ergoline alkaloids, and have been used for centuries by many Mexican Native American cultures as an entheogen; they were known to the Aztecs as tlitliltzin, the Nahuatl word for "black" with a reverential suffix. In South America, the seeds are also known as "badoh negro".

2 Species ID Suggestions

Max Brodie
Max Brodie 7 years ago
Morning Glory
Ipomoea tricolor
White Edge Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil


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4 Comments

Ron Kushner
Ron Kushner 7 years ago

Those long thin sepals are characteristic of Ipomoea nil .

LeonardoMB
LeonardoMB 7 years ago

Thanks for help, people! ;)

margaretwmerritt
margaretwmerritt 7 years ago

It's a morning glory! I've grown them, so I know what it looks like.

Linnea Joandi
Linnea Joandi 7 years ago

Hi Leonardo,

Could it be Larger bindweed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larger_bind...

Best,
Lin

LeonardoMB
Spotted by
LeonardoMB

São José do Rio Pardo, SP, Brazil

Spotted on Mar 4, 2013
Submitted on Mar 4, 2013

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