Dec. 30, 2019

common morning-glory, Ipomoea purpurea

This is the usual garden morning-glory, and yes, this image is from a garden. I've seen a lot of them - they are truly common - and have never gotten a better shot than this one. No coincidence, I suppose. Gardens are nice controlled places to shoot. Among morning-glories this one has two outstanding virtues. The beautiful and hardy common morning-glory is native to Central and South America, and has been reported wild from every state except AK, ID, and WY, and from ON and QC. Beal GArdens, MSU, 9/10/10. Bindweed family, Convolvulaceae.