Morning Glories of Monteverde, Costa Rica

Convolvulaceae: Picture Plate


Pick the flower that best matches your plant, then click on the image or check the species description.

Flower parts


BLUE FLOWERS

White throat
Ipomoea indica
White throat
Ipomoea nil
Dark blue, purple-black throat
Ipomoea lindenii
Magenta throat
I. leucotricha
Yellow throat
I. parasitica

PINK-MAGENTA FLOWERS

Magenta throat, pointed calyx lobes, 4-6 cm wide
Ipomoea batatas
Magenta throat, pointed calyx lobes, only 3 cm wide
Ipomoea trifida
Dark pink throat, spiny calyx, large diameter
Ipomoea setosa
Purple throat, calyx lobes short and ridged
I. umbraticola
Throat white, gray at base, calyx lobes short, convex
I. batatoides

WHITE FLOWERS

Small with forked style, opens in day
Convolvulus nodiflorus
Long tube, opens at night
Ipomoea alba
Short tube, opens at night
I. santillianii

ORANGE, SCARLET, SALMON FLOWERS

Yellow-orange
I. aurantiaca
Scarlet
I. hederifolia
Salmon
Operculina pteripes

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Images and text copyright © 2001 by William A. Haber, http://www.cs.umb.edu/efg/
Created: 23 September 2001. Updated: 18 July 2003.