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- n. Any of the genus Ipomoea of twining plants with showy monopetalous flowers, including the morning glory, the sweet potato, and the cypress vine.
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- n. morning glory
During winter, pull out the dead ipomoea shoots and prune the rose to a framework, removing the oldest shoots every two to three years.
Blue sky and morning glory , ipomoea tricolor ‘Heavenly Blue’.
A yam belongs to the genus dioscorea while a sweet potato belongs to the genus ipomoea.
History: The Zapotecs used ipomoea violacea by grinding the seeds up and wrapping them in a meal cloth.
My father tore his way through the thicket to the tool-shed, dragged forth a hook and positively hacked a path back to my mother, barely in time to release her from the coils of a major convolvulus (_ipomoea purpurea) which had her fast by the ankles.
They came home with new wealth untold every day -- of ipomoea, convolvulus, passion-flowers, and orchids.
Cobaea scandens (cup and saucer plant) is wonderful too, but you need to start it off early and all too often the seeds rot before they germinate, but this is not so with ipomoea.