Unlike most Morning Glories, These bloom in the late evening and close up at the first sign of daylight.
This is the seed pods, as of now I am not sure exactly how many seeds are in each pod or how big each seed is.
Will post picture of dried seed pods, and seeds as soon as they are ready.
These are the seed pods. Each pod has outer layers that are easily peeled away to find another seed casing. Each seed pod has at least 3-4 seeds in each one and each is covered in a soft brown downey silk.
I assume that if left on the vine these would open up and fly thru the air and land where they may sprout out new vines.
This is the tuber from a "small" Ipomoea macrorhiza vine.
This one didn't bloom this year but the mother plant did, I assumed at first glance that this was "several" plants because it had at least 4-5 vines popping up out of the soil. I decided to make a trade with "one" of the little vines and when I started digging....this is what I found!! This is the size of a baseball!! So I just wonder how big the "Mother plants" bulb is?!! I'm sure it has to be at least the size of a grapefruit!!
Love this pale pink bloom, it is a keeper for sure
Seedpod opening, Brevard Conty Florida, February 2004
The buds slowly unwind during the day, opening rapidly after nightfall.
It has a very tropical look when growing up taller plants.
Ipomoea macrorhiza-"lavender moonflower"
Cotyledons on a seedling of Ipomoea macrorhiza...
Ipomoea macrorhiza first true leaves...
Ipomoea macrorhiza cotyledons
Pale pink with dark pink eye and ruffle edge. Only opens at night for 1 night.
I originally posted this on http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/124896/ but was told THIS is the correct plant.
Pink Moon Vine and Pink Coral Vine share the same space..
Ipomoea macrorhiza flowerbud
Ipomoea macrorhiza flower sideview showing sepals...
Ipomoea macrorhiza Seed Pod
Ipomoea macrorhiza Seedling several weeks old
Ipomoea macrorhiza same Seedling CAUDEX
My ivy leafed morning glory is a pale icy orchid color, and the leaves are saw-toothed.
My orchid colored morning glory's leaves seem to be very distinctively shaped compared to the blue flowered varieties.
This is my vine summer 2011 - it traveled about 16 feet along the farm fence and was gorgeous!
Pink Moon flower seed pods ready to be collected fall 2011.