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Jan 11, 2012 6:41 AM CST
|Self-seeds in same area every year. |
Some leaves are very distinctive, showing as 5-pointed rather than the typical tri-lobed, oblong-ovate or heart-shaped.
Flowers are smaller than typical ornamental glories - about 1.5" to 2" across.
Flowers are always a soft, what I would call a, true blue.
Fruit is covered with dense, short hairs.
Mature seed is black.
Plant has a vining habit, usually to about 4'. I haven't observed it growing much taller/longer.
I haven't noticed it anywhere else on the surrounding property, or in our natural areas.
[I should have more photos available if needed.]
Jan 11, 2012 9:17 AM CST
|How about Ipomoea hederacea?|
Jan 11, 2012 9:27 AM CST
Thank you, Myriam!
I had looked at and considered that one, but the second picture in the link you found clinches it.
Jan 11, 2012 10:25 AM CST
|I have been hesitating Chelle, because of your zone 5b and Ipomoea hederacea seems to be native to tropical America!|
But I guess the seed can stand frost.. Very lovely self-set wildflower you have!
Jan 11, 2012 11:37 AM CST
|Yes, you're correct. The plant itself always dies in winter, but it shows up again in early summer from dropped seed. |
I love this plant. It's one of my favorites, really. You don't see that soft shade of blue all that often around here.
This plant only showed up after I started planting purchased MG seeds, so I assume that these were mixed in with some of those.