Morning Glory


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

In grazed grassland habitat near Mweiga, Nyeri County, Kenya, Africa. December 2015.

VINE: Slender, leafy stems grow prostrate on ground extending about a meter in diameter.

FLOWERS: The showy purple flowers are about 20 mm in diameter.

LEAVES: The leaves are palmately divided with 5 to 9 linear lobes.

RANGE: This grassland/savanna plant is probably native to Kenya.

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


Convolvulaceae -- Morning-Glory Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 18 May 2016