type of flower - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by oohlala418
August 7, 2010
I left what I thought was a weed to see what would come from it and I got the most beautiful white Flower which after it blooms leaves a prickly ball This plant just keeps blooming. Can you tell me what it isIt looks something like a trumpet lily not sure

Answer from NGA
August 7, 2010
Sounds to me like a Moonflower (Ipomoea alba). It is an annual but it usually reseeds itself, or you can harvest the prickly seed pods after they have turned a tannish brown color. Save the seeds in a cool, dark area and plant them early next spring. Enjoy!

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