Wild Flowers of Pittsburgh

Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea)

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These tropical garden escapes seem to love the Pittsburgh climate. They can cover whole hillsides or fences with twining vines that produce heart-shaped leaves, or sometimes three-lobed grape-like leaves when they really get large and vigorous. The flowers close by noon, giving us one of our best incentives for early rising.

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One response

  1. Val

    Your photos are stunning! I’ve just subscribed.
    This one – it looks like it’s glowing, like a little magenta sun!

    August 14, 2011 at 5:52 pm

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