Ask a question about 'Ipomoea nil'
Start a new discussion about 'Ipomoea nil'
Answer questions from other users
is a species of morning glory
Ipomoea is the largest genus in the flowering plant family Convolvulaceae, with over 500 species. Most of these are called "morning glories", but this can refer to related genera also. Those formerly separated in Calonyction are called "moonflowers"...
known by several common names, including picotee morning glory
, ivy morning glory
, and Japanese morning glory
. It is native to most of the tropical world and it has been introduced
An introduced species — or neozoon, alien, exotic, non-indigenous, or non-native species, or simply an introduction, is a species living outside its indigenous or native distributional range, and has arrived in an ecosystem or plant community by human activity, either deliberate or accidental...
It is cultivated as an attractive ornamental plant
Ornamental plants are plants that are grown for decorative purposes in gardens and landscape design projects, as house plants, for cut flowers and specimen display...
in many places, and the descendents of garden escapees now grow wild. This is a climbing annual herb with three-pointed leaves 3 to 8 centimeters long. The flowers are several centimeters wide and appear in various shades of blue, pink or rose, often with white stripes or edges or blends of colors. Common cultivars include 'Scarlet O'Hara', 'Early Call', and 'Rose Silk'.
Hybrids, for instance with I. purpurea
Ipomoea purpurea, the Purple, Tall, or Common Morning Glory, is a species in the genus Ipomoea, native to Mexico and Central America. Like all morning glories the plant entwines itself around structures, growing to a height of 2–3 m tall. The leaves are heart-shaped and the stems are covered with...
have been developed.
Some of these have been given the name I. x imperialis
(Imperial Japanese Morning Glory), which is not official. Cultivars include Sunrise Serenade
. Alternative nomenclatures include Ipomoea nil x imperialis
, as in 'Cameo Elegance', or Ipomoea nil cv. Imperialis