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Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for Oct 28th - Nov 8th, 2005

Picture of Ipomoea carnea ssp. fistulosa.  Click here for a larger image.
This is Ipomoea carnea ssp. fistulosa, or bush morning-glory.

While most morning-glories are vines, Ipomoea carnea ssp. fistulosa has a shrubby habit reaching 7 feet
in height. Although the pink flowers (left-side image) are attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds, the
woolly seed featured here (right-side image) creates a unique interest after the flowers have faded.
Bush morning-glory is native to Mexico and Central and South America but has naturalized elsewhere
near sea level. Bush morning-glory is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 8B to 11. This very
aggressive plant is banned in Florida and should not be planted below Zone 7. You can view this
Ipomoea carnea ssp. fistulosa in a container on the terrace of the Administration Building Pool.

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