Botanical name: Ipomoea marginata Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)
Synonyms: Ipomoea sepiaria, Ipomoea maxima, Convolvulus marginatus
Purple Heart Glory is a slender vine, 3-5 m long, commonly seen on bushes. Alternately arranged ovate-heart-shaped leaves have purple botches in the center. Upper leaves are sometimes sagittate or hastate, 2-6 X 2-5 cm, smooth, base deeply heart-shaped or arrow-shaped, margin entire or minutely wavy. White to pink-purple funnel shaped flowers occur in stalked cymes. Flowers are 2.5-4 cm long, with a narrow tube flaring open into a flat flower,and have a dark purple throat. Stamens do not protrude out. Flowers open after sunrise and close before noon. The plant is found on sea coasts and on saline soil. Flowering: All year
Identification credit: Pravin Kawale
The flower labeled Purple Heart Glory is ...