Japanese Morning Glory

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Plantae Solanales Convolvulaceae Ipomoea Ipomoea nil
  • Plant Type: Annual twining herb.
  • Common Names: Picotee Morning Glory, Ivy morning glory, Japanese morning glory, white-edged morning glory.
  • Color: Pale to white-blue, bluish-purple, purplish-red.
  • Flower Dimensions: 1.57 inches to 2.36 inches in diameter.
  • Flowering Season: Summer and Autumn (July to September).
  • Places in Japan with Japanese Morning Glory: along mountain roads, near gardens and houses, thickets on the hillside, along dry river valleys.

Japanese Morning Glory

Japanese morning glory is a climber plant with up to 5 meters. It has been a widely cultivated ornamental garden plant.

Ipomoea Nil

  • The stems of the Japanese Morning Glory are either sprawl along the ground or supported by other plants through twining.
  • The leaf blades are ovate with a measurement of 8 cm in length and 8 cm in width. The plants possess bristly petioles of approximately 4 cm. long.
  • Japanese morning glory flowers are simple in solitary or in cymes. The peduncle is about 4-5 cm in length. The pedicels have a measurement of 1.2 cm in length. The sepals are subequal, and the corollaWhat is corolla?A collective term referring to the petals of a flower. is funnelform.

Japanese Morning Glory Flowers

Interesting Facts about Japanese Morning Glory

  • Growing Ipomoea nil is part of the curriculum of Japanese elementary students.
  • In Japan, morning glory is a traditional gift for young lovers because it symbolizes innocence and Love.
  • Morning glory is also a representation of a beautiful but momentary kind of Love because the flower blooms in the morning and withers in the mid-afternoon[1]. It blooms only once, and on the same day, it dies.
  • The opening of the morning glory flowers is triggered by their biological clocks. They open on cue, even when placed in a dark closet. They don’t wait for sunlight to hit them.
  • The morning glory flower represents renewable Love because the plant produces new flowers every day.

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Key References
  • [1]“Watching the bloom of a Morning Glory – Guyana Chronicle”. Accessed June 06, 2022. Link.


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