Ivyleaf Morning Glory , an introduced species (some say native to the southeastern United States), has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/12/2017.) Scientific name is Ipomoea hederacea. Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on Aug 29, 2017. Go to the Ivyleaf Morning GloryDame’s Rocket detail page for more information.
Small White Morning Glory, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/25/2013.) Scientific name is Ipomoea lacunosa. Also known as Whitestar and Pitted Morningglory. Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA, on Sep 10, 2013. Go to the Small White Morning Glory detail page for more photos and information.
USWildflowers Daily Plant 12/02/2012.
Photo from 8/23/2009. Location: Walker County, GA.
Sweet Autumn Clematis, an introduced species, are the smaller flowers shown here surrrounding a native Wild Potato Vine blossom. For more photos and information go to the Clematis terniflora detail page.
It was a beautiful morning today, and since I work from home on Mondays I had an extra few minutes before starting work. I used those minutes to walk around our yard taking a few photos:
This Fleabane is growing in our yard along the sidewalk to our driveway. I’m probably a bit negligent with mowing the lawn, and I’m not sure the patches of Fleabane I leave when I do mow are fully appreciated by others. Thanks to my tolerant wife!
You look at this photo and you think “Morning Glory.” And you’re right. It is a member of the morning-glory family – Convolvulaceae – as well as the core morning-glory genus – Ipomoea. But the common name “Wild Potato Vine” tells us a little more about the plant.
In the May 5 post, I mentioned that the wild hydrangea blossoms were forming their buds. Since I only had photos of prior year’s blossoms – which I think in themselves are quite beautiful – I wanted to make sure I got a chance to photograph them while in bloom. I managed to squeeze out some time (thanks for giving up work on the ceiling, Cindy!) on Saturday, June 6, and was rewarded with finding the hydrangea at peak of their blossom.