tropical white morning-glory

Ipomoea alba

  • tropical white morning-glory
  • tropical white morning-glory
  • tropical white morning-glory
  • tropical white morning-glory
  • tropical white morning-glory
  • tropical white morning-glory
  • Flower name
    tropical white morning-glory
  • Scientific name
    Ipomoea alba
  • Alias夜顔, イポメア, アルバ, tropical white morning-glory, yorugao
  • Place of originTropical America
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October

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.


  • Order
    Solanales
  • Family
    Convolvulaceae
  • Genus
    Ipomoea
  • Species
    I. alba
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    2 inflorescences
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    Arrowhead shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeCreeping perennials
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height5.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 15.0 cm

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