So the red morning glory up there is like the blue/purple morning glory is down here. Our southern morning glory has beautiful blooms but the vine is a nuisance.@atlarsenal
That red morning glory, locally here is called Cardinal vine or Scarlet creeper, is a pass around old time garden vine. Seems everyone my sister knows in Carbondale and Murphysboro, IL has this in their yards. Seeds are passed from neighbor to neighbor. I rarely if ever have seen it for sale anywhere. It is probably Ipomoea x Sloteri - an interesting hybrid, that has "evolved" to a distinct man made species. It is an allotetraploid, meaning a spontaneous doubling of chromosomes created a species which is fertile with itself, but isolated, sterile, when crossed back to either parent. The parentage is believed to be (Ipomoea hederifolia x Ipomoea quamoclit)
Cool in that allotetraploids were a "holy grail" in my plant breeding courses, in that the occurrence of an allotetraploid was the seedling you looked for when trying to breed complex, polyploid hybrids, as they restored fertility to a breeding line that was becoming infertile due to mis-matching chromosomes.
End obscure factoid digression.
My flowering crab apple, in its "full glory". Still in training, lots of faults, still waiting to be "officially styled".
Malus 'Ann E' weeping crab apple.
just noticed, I really need to paint the house, oh well. not this week.
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Actually the red morning glory is not invasive up north. The blue one is invasive up north. The red one requires a little care or it doesn't come back. People like it, so they plant it and replant it.So the red morning glory up there is like the blue/purple morning glory is down here. Our southern morning glory has beautiful blooms but the vine is a nuisance.
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