Plant ID forum: Morning Glory (Ipomoea nil)

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
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.

Any ideas?



[I should have more photos available if needed.]
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Jan 11, 2012 9:17 AM CST
How about Ipomoea hederacea?
http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/1276/ipomoea-hederacea-...
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
Jan 11, 2012 9:27 AM CST
Oh, yes!

Thank you, Myriam!

I had looked at and considered that one, but the second picture in the link you found clinches it. Smiling
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
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! Smiling
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
Jan 11, 2012 11:37 AM CST
Yes, you're correct. Smiling 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. Big Grin
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