Morning Glory

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When I stepped outside onto the porch of my new house in Athens, GA, I was greeted by the a morning glory (Ipomoea) vine. These climbing plants can be found around the world and are commonly used as ornamentals due to their beautiful flowers. As you can see, this morning glory has large pink and purple flowers, and it was no doubt planted to liven up the porch. If you have a morning glory growing around you, you must be an early riser to see its blooms – they start closing up around 10 am.

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About Callie Oldfield

I was a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the Sewanee Herbarium from Winter 2015-Summer 2016. I am currently a PhD student studying Plant Biology at the University of Georgia.

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