Arrow-leaf Morning Glory   
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Arrow-leaf Morning Glory
ative Photo: Pravin Kawale
Common name: Arrow-leaf Morning Glory • Marathi: Morga • Tamil: Tirippanpul, Savolikkoti • Malayalam: Prasarini, Talanili • Telugu: Sitasavaram • Konkani: Semdar Kalaudi, Kalivel • Sanskrit: Prasarini
Botanical name: Xenostegia tridentata subsp. tridentata    Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)
Synonyms: Merremia tridentata, Evolvulus tridentatus

Arrow-leaf Morning Glory is a perennial creeper which grows up to 2 m long, and is which commonly found growing on deep sand. Its leaves are almost linear, 5 up to 10cm long, but only up to 1cm wide, dilated toward base. The base of the leaves is arrowshaped, with their 3-lobed, tooth-like base margin. Small yellow flowers sit on up to 6 cm long stalks. Flowers are funnel shaped, pale yellowish or white, with or without a maroon to brown center, 1.6 cm in size. Arrowleaf morning glory's habitat is sandy fields near the coast, cultivated areas, wasteland, roadsides, forest openings. Flowering: All year round.

Identification credit: Vijay Shankar Photographed in Alibag, Maharashtra & Chhattisgarh.

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