Ipomoea pandurata and I. purpurea 

Morning Glory

Names and Myths

Ipomoea Greek ips a worm  homoios resembling allusion to twining habit

pandurata fiddle shaped

purpurea Purple

The common name refers to the flowers opening

Natural history / Folklore

A strong purgative, not recommended for consumption.35


July – September Twining vines, I. pandurata has white flowers with red to purple centers, I. purpurea has purple flowers. Fields and roadsides.5

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