Ipomoea sp.

leaf of morning-glory, Ipomoea sp., from Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Herbaceous vine growing upon a fence near Kitale, Kenya, Africa. January 2012.

bloom of morning-glory photo © Michael Plagens

HERBACEOUS VINE: Rapidly growing vine that climbs fences or shrubs with twining stems.

FLOWERS: The flowers are large and showy. Colors may vary within or between species.

LEAVES: The leaves are broadly triangular or pentagonal.

RANGE: This is a frequently cultivated genus of plants with many having attractive flowers. Occasionally they escape cultivation and become important weeds. There are also many species native to Kenya.

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


Convolvulaceae -- Morning-Glory Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 4 September 2012