Ipomoea indica (Convolvulaceae)

Ipomoea indica

Morning Glories have been the subject of much literary attention, and native or not, they have inspired appreciation wherever they occur. Few non-indigenous plants can match the ameliorating effect of the rich blue to purple blossoms of Ipomoea indica (Blue Morning Glory) on the tropical Australian savanna woodland. Moreover, the blossoms last way beyond the hours of the morning and can be seen in their full blossom well into the afternoon.

This species may be mistaken for some other morning glories but the very long and pointed calyx lobes appear to be a good distinguishing feature.

Ipomoea indica

About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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