Common Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea)

Tightly furled bud of the Common Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea). Morning glories are members of the convolvulaceae family. Funnel shaped flowers open in the morning for pollination by daytime insects. Each flower lasts less than one day, dying by the afternoon. The fast growth, twining habit, and toleration of poor, dry soils, makes morning glories excellent plants for creating summer shade on building walls and trellises. Impomea purpurea is native to Mexico and Central America, but it has naturalized throughout the world and in some areas it is considered invasive.

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