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:
and let me know what you think.
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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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.
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.
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.
....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 need proof before i tell all..<G>..who was the teacher presiding over
rm 3..??...sorry to be paranoid, but one bad past experience has made me
murphy, back from work in about 6 hours....as the plot thickens...
F.O. Norman, but if you want more assurance, you can check my web pages at
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.
......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
....back in room 3 i was marlene johnson....i did marry and became
Coates...and actually divorced about 3 years ago but remained Coates...i
cant remember if you were at the reunion in 1990?...
but if you want more assurance, you can check my web pages at
......wow....sounds like quite the garden you have....i cant get the
photos to d/l but that is likely due to the fact the i have an iMac and
its very selective..<G>..but will try again from another point of
, My photo is on
....i shovel out mountains of it on a daily basis...too bad you cant dump
it in the garden!!..i'm living in BC and think i've died and gone to
heaven after gardening in the prairies for 40 years....gardening is one of
....if you want to write and share news garden or otherwise, my e-mail is
...dont want to subject all these nice folks in rec.gardens to all that..:))
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