Morning Glory


a morning-glory, Ipomoea species, from Voi, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

On a rocky, semi-arid slope near Voi, Kenya, Africa. 28 May 2017.

HERBACEOUS VINE: A trailing vine growing along ground and weakly twining to ascend other plants.

FLOWERS: The long-tubular flowers are very pale purple except for the throat which is darker. The floral limb is abruptly spreading.

LEAVES: The leaves are roughly triangular with a deep, heart-shaped base.

RANGE: Many species of morning glory are native to Kenya.

FRUIT: The fruits are dry capsules with typically four seeds.


Ipomoea species from Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Convolvulaceae -- Morning-Glory Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 26 July 2017.