Ipomoea purpurea

Common Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea

Family: Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae)
AKA: Tall Morning Glory, Purple Morning Glory
Photo taken on: October 8, 2017
Location: Rio Chama, Abiquiu, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Moist areas, disturbed soil

This is a native of Mexico and Central America and is an escapee from cultivation in the USA. It can grow to 10 feet long creeping, climbing and twining around other plants, fences and trees. The leaves are heart-shaped or have three to five lobes and the stems are covered with brown hairs. The flower is trumpet shaped and up to 2½" across with five petals that are usually blue, purple, pink, or some combination of these colors, with a white throat. The flowers open in the morning and close in the afternoon.

Blue/Purple Single Flowers