Ground Morning Glory


Ground Morning Glory (Ipomoea pellita)


The ground morning glory’s trumpet shaped flowers vary in colour from blue to purple, and are about 2.3 cm (1 inch) in diameter. This evergreen plant flowers during the months of December and January, and blooms from daybreak. Its leaves vary in shape and form. The ground morning glory is hardy and grows quickly, and is therefore normally grown as a perennial.


The ground morning glory can be found in the Limpopo Province and the Kruger National Park.

Field Notes

The ground morning glory is also known as the sweet potato genus as it is a climber, often seen growing on fences and gates. The leave has many uses, including being used as a laxative, as a remedy to indigestion and treatment to snake bites.