Morning glory

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Morning glory flower

Morning glory is a family of common flowering plants known as Convolvulaceae which includes bindweed.

Habit[change | change source]

Most morning glory flowers curl up and close during the warm parts of the day, and are wide open in the morning, like their name. On a cloudy day, the flower may last until night. The flowers usually start to fade a few hours before the petals start curling. They prefer full sun throughout the day. Some morning glories, such as Ipomoea muricata, are night blooming flowers.

Cooking uses[change | change source]

Ipomoea aquatica, known as "water spinach", "water morning-glory", "water convolvulus", "Ong-Choy", "Kang-kung", or "swamp cabbage", is used as a green vegetable.