Closeup of unopened flowerbud,please note sepals and matured soft red spines along the stems and extending up onto the pedicel.There is also a protective coating of yeast visible on the calyx and pedicel.
Stems,leaves and unopened flowerbuds;note stem color variation of main stem and leaf stalk along with size and shape of purple-red spine color
New growth showing green stem with greenish-white soft spines and spines along underside of leaf;Reddish coloration beginning along petiole leaf junction
Sideview of the outside of the Ipomoea setosa flower
Brazilian Morning Glory, Ipomoea setosa, Seed Pods - not yet ready to pick - still forming.
Brazilian Morning Glory - Summer 2005, Brooksville, FL - Very unusual and vigorous vine - Love the red/purple stem that adds color even when not blooming!
I. setosa, Brazilian Morning Glory Ripe Seed pods and seeds. Wait until stem going from vine to the seed pod is dry and hard before harvesting seeds. Some seeds have small amount of hair on them.
Ipomoea setosa seeds closeup showing the long white silky hairs attached along the edge of the seeds...the pods are 2 loculed with 2 ovules per locule...empty pod to left showing single central locule wall..
Ipomoea setosa cotyledons of strain from Taiwan...
Fast growing vine that attracts butterflies to your landscape.
Setosa does well on a fence in full sun in Kansas,USA
Setosa on fence
2 sproued seeds of Ipomoea setosa.
I. setosa, late November inflorescence, first year from seed
I. setosa, first year growth from seed - 9 feet
I. setosa, late November flowers - pity they last only very few hours from appearing