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



  • Habit



  • Height

    3 - 6 feet long


  • Flower Size

    About 1½ inches wide


  • Leaf Size

    2 - 5 inches