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Ipomoea purpurea - (L.)Roth.

Common Name Common Morning Glory, Tall morning-glory
Family Convolvulaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Scrub and waste places[260]. Stream banks, disturbed or waste areas[274].
Range Central America - Mexico to the West Indies.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Ipomoea purpurea Common Morning Glory, Tall morning-glory


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Ipomoea purpurea Common Morning Glory, Tall morning-glory
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Summary

Bloom Color: Blue, Pink, Purple, Red, White. Main Bloom Time: Early fall, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Spreading or horizontal, Variable spread.


Physical Characteristics

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Ipomoea purpurea is a ANNUAL CLIMBER growing to 2.5 m (8ft 2in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not 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 purpurea.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Anthelmintic;  Diuretic;  Hallucinogenic;  Laxative.

The seed is anthelmintic, diuretic and laxative[176]. It is used in the treatment of oedema, oliguria, ascariasis and constipation[176]. The seed contains small quantities of the hallucinogen LSD[200, 219]. This has been used medicinally in the treatment of various mental disorders.

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Arbor, Container, Specimen. Requires a fertile well-drained loam in a sunny position[200]. The plant is not very frost hardy, but it can be grown outdoors as a tender annual in temperate zones[200]. A very ornamental plant, there are several named varieties[200]. The flowers are blue, but they turn more pink later in the day[260]. Special Features: Not North American native, Wetlands plant, Attractive flowers or blooms.

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 :

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Ipomoea tricolorMorning Glory, Grannyvine01

 

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(L.)Roth.

Botanical References

200

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Readers comment

Mish   Fri May 26 2006

Morning glory seeds do not contain LSD, but a closely related chemical known as LSA (d-lysergic acid amide) which can be found naturally in a handful of plants. It's about 1/10 as potent as LSD. More information can be found here.

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Johan   Mon Mar 19 2007

As mish states in his comment LSD is not found in this (or any other plant). But it should also be noted that I. Purpurea probably doesn´t contain ergine (LSA) at all. A few early studies showed a rather high presence of ergine in the seeds of I. purpurea but these findings are now thought to be erroneous, and it´s highly likely that the species analyzed was in fact I. violacea. Most studies on I. purpurea has found no or very small trace amounts of ergine present.

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