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SOLVED: Badoh negro - fuzzy seeds

Westbrook, ME(Zone 5a)

Anyone good with the ipomoea genus? I have seeds of a perennial morning glory ... with black hairy seeds. I've seen it called badoh negro but I can't find a Latin name. The seeds are different than those of the ipomoea leptophyla. Anyone out there with a clue?

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

Hi Susan,
Did a search for you out of curiosity. Didn't realize morning glory seeds were so 'scary'. Anyway I think this is your answer.

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

This one has more info too. Scroll down to I.v. :)

Westbrook, ME(Zone 5a)

Badseed - thanks for the links but I'm not sure that ipomoea violacea or rivea corymbosa are what i have here. I don't see any reference to hairy seeds... do you? A picture on one site about Albert Hoffman showed seeds that weren't hairy. These look just like regular morning glories with brown fuzzy coats. They're really weird lookin.

Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

Ipomoea pes-caprae seeds which I collected from India were dark brown and had a litte hair all over the seed =)


I saw some hairy black seeds on an Ipomea type flowering bush flowering in Belize a few years back. Flowers look just like our morning glory and face upwards on a hardwood type bush. Sounds similar...perhaps this is what you speak of..., wish I had a latin name for you. I have grown Argyeria nervosa...another morning glory relative to flowering size and the flowers were pretty, but too high up to be worth growing in my oppinion. It took 2 years to bloom as well which is not a plus.

Westbrook, ME(Zone 5a)

I think I found it ... ipomoea fistulosa or ipomoea carnea fistulosa. Sounds like what you might have seen brugman. I'm trying the Argyeria too. I'll have to keep it in a pot in my zone... maybe it will stay smaller.

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