Obscure Morning Glory   
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Obscure Morning Glory
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Obscure Morning Glory • Hindi: पान बेल Pan bel • Marathi: Pilibonvari, Bokadi, Pungali • Tamil: Chirutali, Kuruguttali, Sirudali • Malayalam: Cherutali, Tirutali • Kannada: Bilichita bogari, Bokadi mooguthi balli • Telugu: Nalla kokkita, Golla jiddu aaku • Sanskrit: लक्ष्मन Laksmana, वचगंधा Vachagandha
Botanical name: Ipomoea obscura      Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)
Synonyms: Convolvulus obscurus, Ipomoea fragilis

Although the flowers on this lovely morning glory are small (about 1" across), the color is so unusual and lovely it really makes it worth adding to your garden. Beautiful pale yellow flowers with deep purple throats adorn this vigorous vine with small, heart shaped leaves. As with most morning glories, it loves full sun and average, well drained soil. It's takes a while for the blooms to start on this lovely vine, which climbs upto 6-10 ft. Beautiful heart-shaped leaves are 3-9 cm long. It is native to Tropical East Africa, Mascarene Islands, tropical Asia, throughout Malaysia to northern Australia and Fiji. Flowering: August-March.

Photographed in Delhi.

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