|Positive ||NativePlantFan9 ||On Jan 22, 2005, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:
This creeping, trailing Morning Glory is native and endemic to the Florida Scrub, white sand scrub, sandhills, and scrub habitats on the Lake Wales Ridge in several counties in central Florida, including Marion, Volusia, Lake, Orange, Polk, Highlands, Hardee, Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough counties.
The attractive flowers, which are violet-lavender or light purple to nearly light bluish with a whitish-yellow center.
Due to habitat destruction, this great native species is sadly listed as endangered by the state of Florida and as threatened by the U.S.
The leaves are small and pointed, which may help it conserve water and survive in the dry scrub habitats.
This Morning Glory loves full sun to very light, partial shade.
The former synonym is Breweria grandiflora. The accepted scientific name today is Bonamia grandiflora.
|Neutral ||TamiMcNally ||On Jun 9, 2004, TamiMcNally from Lake Placid, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
Endemic to scrubs in central Florida
Endangered in FL
In the morning, flowers are bright blue with a white throat. In the afternoon (when flowers close), they have faded to light blue.