Grannyvine – Ipomoea tricolor

The beautiful morning glories growing upon an old country
fence, as their vines are crawling, winding, and reaching-
with leaves so lush and luxuriant, as their flowers
abundantly burst forth with the bright promises of this
coming day.

The wonderful morning glories growing upon a trellis on
the side of our old farm house, as their vines are twisting,
turning, and meandering-with leaves so rich and abundant,
As their flowers lavishly bloom merrily in optimism,
sharing their gift of beauty and love to whoever it may
concern.

By William Irwin

 

Many Mexican Native American cultures used it as an hallucinogen. It was know to the Aztecs as tlitliltzin (the Nahuatl word for ’black’ with a reverential suffix.

Native American used a root tea for a diuretic, laxative, expectorant, and for coughs. A powdered tea of the leaves was used for headaches and indigestion.

The flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other daytime insects and birds, as well as the Hawkmoth at dusk.

By crowding out, blanketing and smothering other plants, morning glory has turned into a serious invasive weed problem. It is listed in Arizona and Arkansas as a noxious weed, being banned in Arizona!

Granny Vine - Morning Glory

Granny Vine - Morning Glory

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