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Morning glory
Convolvulaceae
Convolvulus


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Convolvulaceae Family

Convolvulus Genus

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Morning glory was first known in China for its medicinal uses, due to the laxative properties of its seeds. It was introduced to the Japanese in the 9th century, and they were first to cultivate it as an ornament. A rare brownish-coloured variant known as Danjuro is very popular. During the Edo Period, it became a very popular ornamental flower. Aztec priests in Mexico were also known to use the plant's hallucinogenic properties.
Ancient Mesoamerican civilizations used the morning glory species Ipomoea alba to convert the latex from the Castilla elastica tree and also the guayule plant to produce bouncing rubber balls. The sulfur in the morning glory's juice served to vulcanize the rubber, a process pre-dating Charles Goodyear's discovery by at least 3,000 years.



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General Information

Morning glory is a common name for over 1,000 species of flowering plants in the family Convolvulaceae, whose current taxonomy and systematics is in flux. Morning glory species belong to many genera, some of which being:
* Calystegia
* Convolvulus
* Ipomoea
* Merremia
* Rivea
* Astripomoea
* Operculina
* Stictocardia
* Argyreia
* Lepistemon
The flower typically lasts for a single morning and dies in the afternoon. New flowers bloom each day. The flowers usually start to fade a couple of hours before the petals start showing visible curling. They prefer full sun throughout the day and mesic soils. Some morning glories, such as Ipomoea muricata, are night blooming flowers.
In some places such as Australian bushland, morning glories develop thick roots and tend to grow in dense thickets. They can quickly spread by way of long creeping stems. By crowding out, blanketing and smothering other plants, morning glory has turned into a serious invasive weed problem.
This pest causes problems by:
plants
How to get rid of it:
It might be a little hard to get rid of it, but with a lot persistence you will win the battle. Some tips to get rid of it are:
1. Don't chop it up. If you do it will then sprout new plants from every tiny chunk of root.
2. I second the previous poster on this being an appropriate use of selectively-applied RoundUp. I've heard conflicting advice about when in the plant's lifecycle to do this - some say when plants are really little while others say wait until they're at the end of the season so that you do the most damage. I personally would do it whenever I had the motivation.
3. Persistence, persistence, persistence. Pull it whenever you see it. It's ideal to dig out the roots, but they break easily and it's impossible to get them in dry soil. Just by sheer biology, if you always pull off the leaves at the top, the root will eventually not have enough energy to try again.



Morning Glories


Comment: Morning glory, Convolvulus

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Thunder
Thunder
August 31, 2010
Sumi...have you tried to take a cutting? Morning Glories are notorious for rooting every little cutting, even when not wanted! :o))

sumi

NSW, Australia August 31, 2010
HI, my problem is I'm not able to get one to grow in my balcony garden. I can never find the seeds on the plants whenever I see them at roadsides and in the bush. I love Ipomoea!

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