tropical white morning-glory

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    tropical white morning-glory @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    tropical white morning-glory @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
tropical white morning-glory
Formal Name
Ipomoea alba
Alias
yorugao
Habitat
Tropical America
Morph
Creeping perennials

Comment

What is tropical white morning-glory

Tropical white morning-glory (scientific name: Ipomoea alba) is a viney perennial plant of the genus Ipomoea, of the family Convolvulaceae native to tropical America. It is a flower that blooms from summer to mid-autumn, from evening to next morning. It is white at the beginning of the flower bloom, and it becomes pink at the end of bloom.

Generic name: Tropical white morning-glory, Scientific name: Ipomoea alba, aka: Yorugao(Japanese), Ipomoea alba, Place of origin: Tropical America, height: 5-30 cm, leaf shape: grueling shape, leaf order: alternate, leaf margin: all edges, flower shape: funnel shape, flower color: white (beginning of blooming) → red Diameter: 5 - 15 cm, flowering period: July - October. Flower color: White (beginning of bloom) → Red (blooming finish), Flower diameter: 5 to 15 cm, flowering period: July to October, Fruiting period: September to November.

Detailed information

Order
Solanales
Family
Convolvulaceae
Genus
Ipomoea
Species
I. alba
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Dichasium
Petal shape
Infundibular
Leaf type
Sagittate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Plain/fleet
Color
Red, White
Season
JulAugSepOct
Height
5 ~ 30 [cm]
Diameter
5 ~ 15

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