In search of flowers in the Northeast

Morning Glory Family: Convulvaceae

Members of the morning glory family are easy to spot — they are vining plants with heart-shaped leaves and funnelform flowers. They can invade and climb over grasses and flowering plants in meadows. The family includes morning glory, bindweed, and sweet potato. Sweet potato plants are often used ornamentally in window boxes. We also eat the sweet potato’s starchy taproot.

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