Ipomoea purpurea


Common Names: Common morning-glory, tall morning-glory, purple morning glory
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Morning glory family


Like all morning glories, the plant entwines itself around structures, growing to a height of 2 to 3 m tall. The leaves are heart-shaped and the stems are covered with brown hairs. The flowers are trumpet-shaped, predominantly blue to purple or white, 3 to 6 cm diameter. The plant is widely cultivated and thus some variance in color and size/shape.

Grows in rich and moist soil in a variety of habitats.

Primary Flower Color: Blue/Purple
Secondary Flower Color: White
 
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: The triangular seeds have some history of use as a psychedelic; they, like Ipomoea tricolor contain LSA, the effects of which are reported to be somewhat similar to those of LSD. They are not recommended for recreational use and some seed suppliers may spray the seeds with a bitter chemical or deter consumption.
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