Missouri Wildflower Guide


A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.

 

From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ivy-Leaved Morning Glory

I find this vine appealing, with its soft blue trumpet-shaped blossoms and interesting three-lobed, pointed leaves. I've considered collecting seeds and planting it along a fence in my yard, but have hesitated because when I mentioned it to my mother-in-law, she said (to paraphrase), "You must be out of your mind!"  It's an invasive weed in gardens and cultivated fields, so I've heeded her counsel that I would regret introducing it to my yard.

 

Each flower lasts only for one day, and like other Morning Glories, they are open only for a short while during the morning.

  • Bloom Time

    Jul-Oct

     

  • Habit

    Vine

     

  • Height

    3 - 6 feet long

     

  • Flower Size

    About 1½ inches wide

     

  • Leaf Size

    2 - 5 inches