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Ipomoea tricolor - Cav.
                 
Common Name Morning Glory, Grannyvine
Family Convolvulaceae
USDA hardiness 10-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Scrub and waste places[260].
Range Southern N. America - Mexico to the West Indies and tropical America.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Half Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Blue. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Early fall, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Upright or erect.

Ipomoea tricolor Morning Glory, Grannyvine


Ipomoea tricolor Morning Glory, Grannyvine
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Physical Characteristics
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Ipomoea tricolor is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 5 m (16ft 5in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9 and is frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
I. rubrocaerulea. Pharbitis rubrocaerulea. P. tricolor.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds; South Wall. By. West Wall. By.
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Hallucinogenic.

The seed contains small quantities of the hallucinogen LSD[200, 219]. This has been used medicinally in the treatment of various mental disorders.
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Container, Specimen. Requires a rich well-drained soil in a warm sunny position[1]. A tender and short-lived perennial plant, it can survive the winter when grown against a sunny but sheltered south-facing wall though it is best treated as an annual[219]. A climbing plant, supporting itself by twining around the branches of other plants[219]. There are many named forms selected for their ornamental value[219]. Special Features: Attractive foliage, North American native.
Propagation
Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water, or scarify the seed, and sow in individual pots in a greenhouse in early spring. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 weeks at 22°c. Plants are extremely resentful of root disturbance, even when they are quite small, and should be potted up almost as soon as they germinate[219]. Grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter then plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of side shoots in a peaty soil. Layering.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Elizabeth H.
Johan Mon Mar 19 2007
I. tricolor doesn´t contain LSD. But what it does contain is the chemically and pharmocologically related entheogen ergine. Ergine is in fact "d-lysergic acid amide" (sometimes known as LSA), whereas LSD is "D-lysergic acid diethylamide" which has never been found to occur naturally in neither plants or animals. Recommended reading on the subject: "Pharmacotheon" by Jonathan Ott, or , "The Botany and Chemistry of Hallucinogens" by Richard Evan Schultes and Albert Hofmann.
Elizabeth H.
Thu Apr 3 2008
I. Tricolor is annual growing
Elizabeth H.
Wed Apr 16 2008
Concerning medicinal uses: Morning Glory contains LSA (lyseramide), a chemical cousin of LSD. Although similar, the effects of LSA are reportedly less intense and slightly different.
Elizabeth H.
WICKER Martine-Hélène Sun May 4 2008
Johans comment from Mon Mar 19 2007 is correct. M.H. Wicker, Switzerland P.S.The LSD-father, Dr. Albert Hofman dies this week.
Elizabeth H.
colin Mon Sep 22 2008
there are six cultivars: heavenly blue (sometimes called clarke's early) summer skys (pale blue) wedding bells (lavender) blue star (pale blue with darker blue star) flying saucers (blue/white stripes and speckles) pearly gates (white)
Elizabeth H.
Robert Grady Mon Dec 7 2009
After observing gray squirrels picking and eating morning glory leaves along my back yard fence, I tested them for safety. First I chewed a small amount then spat it out. Next day I chewed and swallowed a small amount. A few days later I picked sever leaves and added them to stir fry. Neither my wife nor I have ever had any negative reaction to eating morning glory leaves either fresh in a slad or cooked in stir fry.
Elizabeth H.
david Mon Dec 7 2009
Interesting, I found one other report of experimentation on the net but can't find anything else about the leaves being edible (or poisonous for that matter). There are a lot of things animals can eat we cant, although if there something they leave alone it's usually wise to follow suit! There are a lot of wild foods you can eat in moderate amounts but eaten in quantity they become toxic, some plant toxins can build up in the system over time (I don't know how common this is, I expect a doctor would) The scientific book 'Phytochemistry of Medicinal Plants' reports finding toxicity in the "aereal parts" (presumably the leaves), but this is an experiment with extracts in lab experiments against tumors, it may not be relevent). A few authorities say the hallucinogenic seeds can be fatal, most say harm is moderate, at least physically, this particular risk is definately not an issue with the leaves.
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