morning glory??

Greetings gardeners-
I have a vine which simply showed up and started to grow aggressively. It even began strangling other plants. My estimate is that it grew 8 feet in two weeks! I live in coastal Southern California.
It looks like morning glory flowers, but the leaves do not, however I'm only familiar with the standard species.
Please take a look here:
http://www.warrenize.com/_tempy/Mglory_or_what.jpg
and let me know what you think.
Thanks warren
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Exactly what is your "standard species" of "morning glory"?
The plant in the picture is Ipomoea purpurea, the "common morning glory" widespread throughout much of the US.

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That is a morning glory, have many of them starting to grow in my yard. Kirsten in Ohio
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Not so.
Bindweed is the common name for Convolvulus arvensis not Ipomoea.

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There are three kinds of Convolvulus or Bindweed in our native flora: the Field, Hedge, and the Sea Convolvulus. We have also many southern species growing in our gardens, chief among which are the handsome Morning Glory (Ipomea purpurea Linn.), C. purpureus, a native of Asia, with large purple flowers, and the pretty little annual, C. minor, a native of southern Europe, its cheerful flowers a combination of blue, yellow and white.
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Good for you, Steverino.
The only problem is that none of that is relevant to the original question that was asked by Warren.
Also the genera Convolvulus and Ipomoea are NOT synonymous.

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Cereoid-UR12- wrote:

What I've got looks similar to the picture posted. They are mostly shades of violet to purple, some bluer, some pink. All have the white throat and violet star. Leaves are heart-shaped as shown. They were originally planted as garden flowers (40 or so years ago) and have gone wild. We've planted various seed packets over the years, I always assumed that's how we got the pink ones. When I was young we only had purple. They are, or act as, annuals (zone 5-6).
A few years ago we started getting white flowers with arrowhead shaped leaves, which I now know is bindweed. They may have come in a wildflower mix, don't know.
Janine
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I have a perennial morning glory and it is invasive if I allow it to be. Here is a photo of it, but the photo shows the flower color to be purple, while the one I have is no different other than being a deeper true blue than 'Heavenly Blue' the annual.
http://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/plants/Ipomoea.indica.cfm
Victoria
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animaux wrote:

That hedge and arch are gorgeous! I wish I could get my wall to fill in like that. I've just started trimming the tops the last few days trying to get the bottom to fill in more.
Mine have lots of seeds, every flower becomes a seed pod. If you leave dirt in a pot for a few days, you get morning glory sprouts. I have a skinny, delicate little indoor morning glory growing in my basement office window. It sprouted in a houseplant pot from a bag of potting soil that had apparently been left outside.
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Bindweed is convolvulus, not ipomoea. Close, but not the same at all.
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Thanks All for your input warren
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..you wouldnt be the Andrew Ostrander from the notorious Rm 3 at DMCI, would you????
murphy, hiding under an alias...:))
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Yes I would, and who would murphy be?
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....well how about that...:)))).....it really is a small world.....this week is the first time i've been in rec.gardens and i've bumped into 2 ppl i know...
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F.O. Norman, but if you want more assurance, you can check my web pages at http://www.mts.net/~aostrand/gardensite/homegrdn.htm and http://www.mts.net/~aostrand/gardensite/general.htm , My photo is on the second page with the 2001 info and, oh damn, I just noticed that Outlook Express has been sending my real email address with my postings. Explains why the spam has started.
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......thats it!!....wow....i am still trying to get my head around the fact that of all the gazillions of ppl on the net, you bump into ppl you know..
hiya andy!
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