Ipomoea violacea

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Ipomoea violacea
File:Ipomoea violacea flower 2.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Ipomoea
Species: I. violacea
Binomial name
Ipomoea violacea

Ipomoea violacea is a perennial species of Ipomoea (morning glory) that occurs throughout the tropics, growing in coastal regions.

It is most commonly called "beach moonflower" or "sea moonflower" as the blooms, white in colour, open at night.

Most of the plants cultivated under this name, including the popular cultivar 'Heavenly Blue' and the plants used as a hallucinogen, actually belong to the related species Ipomoea tricolor. The true I. violacea is rarely seen in cultivation.


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