Ipomoea longifolia

I’m on vacation, so please accept my apologies for the brief entries. — Daniel.

Today’s photograph is courtesy of David Tarrant, taken during one of his walks with Walter Meagher near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in late July. As always, thank you, David.

Pinkthroat morning-glory is native to northern and central Mexico, and southwestern USA. The name Ipomoea means “like a worm”, referring to the twining habit of many members of this genus (thanks to Calflora.net for the definition). You can get a sense of what is meant by viewing the Ipomopsis photographs (particularly Ipomoea cristulata) on the web site of Erik Enderson.

Ipomoea longifolia

6 responses to “Ipomoea longifolia”

  1. Doug

    Some Ipomoea are too big to twine like a worm: Ipomoea alba, AKA Moonflower ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/shyzaboy/2929746413/ & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipomoea_alba )

  2. Christian

    Is this the same Ipomoea used by indigenous people in Mexico for spiritual awakening? In other words, is this the famed hallucinogenic morning glory?

  3. elizabeth a airhart

    hope you are haveing a good vacation
    i will be busy on the links you
    gave us
    lovely flower many thanks to you all

  4. Peggy

    Christian, I don’t know if this one is hallucinogenic, but the one I experienced in the ’60s and ’70s was the Heavenly Blue. Two handfuls on an empty stomach.

  5. Josh Williams

    The Ipomoea species that most commonly used as halucinogens are I. tricolor and I. violacea (easy enough to find out on wikipedia…)
    The seeds contain lysergamide alkaloids, i.e. relatives of LSD….
    I wonder how closely related Ipomoea is to Field Bindweed, that tough little weed that grows in my garden?

  6. Margaret-Rae Davis

    This is lovely . I always enjoy what David Tarrant sends in.
    Thank you,
    Margaret-Rae

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