Morning-Glory

Family

(Convolvulaceae)

Flowers in the Morning-Glory Family are mostly vines with 5 petals that are fused together from the narrow corolla. The corolla is like a funnel that widens greatly making the flower seem very showy. The flowers can be white, blue-violet, or pink. They have 5 stamens that are different lengths, and alternate with the lobes of the flower. Flowers in the Morning-Glory Family are shrubs that often are twining and very erect. The leaves are simple and alternate. Some species have very hairy leaves. There are about 50 in our area.
Common Morning-Glory
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