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Heavenly Blue / Ukrasni slak

Ipomoea tricolor

Description:

Colour: Ciel Blue It is a species of morning glory. It is a herbaceous annual or perennial twining liana growing to 2-4 m tall. The leaves are spirally arranged, 3-7 cm long with a 1.5-6 cm long petiole. The flowers are trumpet-shaped, 4-9 cm diameter, most commonly blue with a white to golden yellow centre.

Habitat:

It is native to the New World tropics, and widely cultivated and naturalised elsewhere.

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.

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3 Comments

injica
injica 7 years ago

as I wrote.....

Ron Kushner
Ron Kushner 7 years ago

A mix of Heavenly Blue and Pearly Gates which are both Ipomoea tricolor.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Nice!

injica
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injica

Zagreb, Croatia

Spotted on Sep 23, 2009
Submitted on Feb 24, 2012

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