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Morning Glory

ipomea indica


The Morning-Glory, in the family Convolvulaceae contains at least 50 genera and more than 1000 species. Morning-Glory flowers are one of the best flowers to decorate our fences and walls. As the name goes, morning glory flowers are vines, which are saucer-shaped, opening at morning time. Kingdom Plantae , Division Magnoliophyta, Class Magnoliopsida, Order Solanales , Family Convolvulaceae , Genus Ipomoea , Species of morning glories are native of tropical America. Morning Glories are also present in Asia, although they also grow in subtropical and temperate regions. Morning glory is a common name for a number of species of flowering plants in the family the Convolvulaceae, belonging to the following genera: Calystegia, Convolvulus, Ipomoea, Merremia, Rivea. Morning glories belong to different genera with slightly different floral, fruit and leaf characteristics. But all Morning Glories produce typical funnel-shaped blossoms in white, red, blue, purple and yellow. The Morning Glory flowers often show marks where the corolla was neatly folded or rolled up in the bud. The Morning glory flowers start to fade a 2 hours before the petals start showing visible curling. Morning Glories prefer full sun throughout the day. Morning Glory flowers can be as much as 8 inches across although most are around 4 inch


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Ron Kushner
Ron Kushner 7 years ago

Ipomoea indica as determined by the sepals here :

Hema 9 years ago

Could this be Ipomea Indica?

Hema 9 years ago

@Karen thanks.

KarenL 9 years ago

Looks like Morning Glory. Do the flowers bloom in the early morning & wilt after a few hours?

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