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Ipomoea nil - (L.)Roth.

Common Name Japanese Morning Glory, Whiteedge morning-glory
Family Convolvulaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets on mountain slopes, waysides, fields and hedges from sea level to 1600 metres in China[266].
Range Pantropical.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Half Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Ipomoea nil Japanese Morning Glory, Whiteedge morning-glory


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Ipomoea nil Japanese Morning Glory, Whiteedge morning-glory
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Ipomoea nil is a ANNUAL growing to 5 m (16ft 5in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9 and is frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Pharbitis nil

Habitats

Cultivated Beds;  Sunny Edge;  Woodland Garden.

Thickets on mountain slopes, waysides, fields and hedges from sea level to 1600 metres in China[266].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Anthelmintic;  Antifungal;  Antispasmodic;  Antitumor;  Diuretic;  Hallucinogenic;  Laxative;  Parasiticide.


The seed is anthelmintic, anticholinergic, antifungal, antispasmodic, antitumour, diuretic and laxative[176, 279]. It is used in the treatment of oedema, oliguria, ascariasis and constipation[176]. The seed is also used as a contraceptive in Korea[279]. The seed contains small quantities of the hallucinogen LSD[200, 219]. This has been used medicinally in the treatment of various mental disorders. The pounded plant is used as a hair wash to rid the hair of lice[272].

Other Uses

Parasiticide.

None known

Cultivation details

Requires a fertile well-drained loam in a sunny position[200]. The plant is not frost hardy, but can be grown outdoors as a tender annual in temperate zones[200]. A very ornamental plant, there are several named varieties[200]. Closely related to I. purpurea[260].

Propagation

Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water, or scarify the seed, and sow in individual pots in a greenhouse in early spring. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 weeks at 22°c. Plants are extremely resentful of root disturbance, even when they are quite small, and should be potted up almost as soon as they germinate[219]. Grow them on fast in the greenhouse and plant them out into their permanent positions after the last expected frosts. Consider giving them some protection such as a cloche until they are growing away actively.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Ipomoea albaMoonflower, Tropical white morning-glory21
Ipomoea aquaticaSwamp Morning Glory42
Ipomoea batatasSweet Potato, Black Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Vine50
Ipomoea jalapaJalap03
Ipomoea leptophyllaBush Moon Flower32
Ipomoea pandurataWild Potato Vine, Man of the earth32
Ipomoea purpureaCommon Morning Glory, Tall morning-glory02
Ipomoea sagittataSaltmarsh Morning Glory, Saltmarsh morning-glory01
Ipomoea tricolorMorning Glory, Grannyvine01

 

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Author

(L.)Roth.

Botanical References

200266

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Readers comment

Johan   Mon Mar 19 2007

LSD is not known to occur in I. nil (or any other plant for that matter), but the chemically related entheogen ergine has been found in several Ipomoea species. When it comes to I. nil ergine has however only been found in trace amounts, and some studies has failed to detect any presence of ergine at all.

   Thu Oct 4 2007

i think u will find its lsa not lsd in quite large quantities however wholly morning glory has a high concentrate this chemical is not lsd !! it is lysergic acid amide and is a close relative of lsd ( warning the trip is not like lsd do not try unless highly confident in ur ability to handle drugs LSD USERS WILL BE DISAPPOINTED HOWEVER)

archana   Mon Dec 8 2008

what are the important medicinal use of this plant

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