Its genus name Ipomoea is from the Greek 'ips' or 'ipos', a worm that eats horn and wood, and probably refers to the long slender stems. Also known as Poison Morning Glory referring to its toxicity and the morning opening of the showy flowers, followed by their closing in the afternoon.
Sprawling perennial ground cover, up to 3 m wide, with twining stems.
Heart shaped dark green leaves are up to 4 cm long and 2 - 3 cm wide.
Lilac or pink flowers have a darker throat and are shaped like a funnel or trumpet. Flowers are up to 4 cm long and 5 cm in diameter.
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First fully open single flower
Full flowering (record all days)
End of flowering (when 95% of the flowers have faded)
Toxic to stock and has caused heavy sheep losses in Western Australia.
Related to the Bush Potato (Ipomoea costata), a twining shrub up to about 2 m tall which grows in rocky outcrops near Dampier and further inland.