Common Morning-glory

Ipomoea purpurea

Family: Morning-glory (Convolvulaceae)

Petal Arrangement: The Common Morning-glory flower is very noticeable. It is a rather large five-petaled regular flower. The large petals are arranged flat around the flower head. The flower is somewhat tubular in shape.

Color: The Common Morning-glory flower comes in white, pink/red or blue/violet.

Leaf Arrangement: The Common Morning glory grows as a vine. The leaves of the Common Morning-glory are large, flat and heart-shaped. The leaves grow alternately up the vine. The vine stem is hairy.

Size, Location, Season: Because the Common Morning-glory grows as a vine, its size varies. This plant escaped cultivation and can now be found along roadsides, planting fields and waste areas. It grows form Maine south to Connecticut and New York. July-September.

** Found at Brandeis University, near Usdan Student Center, Waltham Ma. - Mid-October.

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