Morning Glory-What's my name?

McMinnville, TN

Last year I saw this morning glory growing in the ditch in my front yard; I wanted to get seeds from it but the jaws of death (state workers) weed eated it down. This year I caught them in the act and asked them to please not cut it down and they were real nice about it. I had to show them the difference from a morning glory and a weed-this year it has spread so I hope to get the seeds this fall.

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(Becky) in Sebastian, FL(Zone 10a)

Boopsie - Pretty little bloom. Is it a bush or a vine? I don't know the name of this one. Perhaps if you could take a photo of the leaves?

This message was edited Jul 14, 2011 4:00 PM

McMinnville, TN

Yes, it is a vine! I hope the attached photo will help you find its name.
Thanks

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(Becky) in Sebastian, FL(Zone 10a)

Boopsie - I am no expert, but to me it looks similar to Calystegia pubescens.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Calystegia_pubescens1.jpg

The leaves look most like Hirugao, Japanese bindweed Calystegia japonica Choisy:
http://protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/asagao/yoneda_db/E/PCD2522/htmls/05.html

Zephyrhills, FL

Boopsie, that is Calystegia sepium. Usually their blooms are white. A really good find!

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