Silver Bush Morning Glory : FOTD Apr 6, 2021

As usual, click on photos to enlarge.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day prompt

I love this bush in the yard of Tricia and Paul’s house across the street from my sister’s house in Arizona. Thanks to Janet Waters for identifying it for me. I had no idea that there was a bush variety of morning glory. Thanks, Janet.

11 thoughts on “Silver Bush Morning Glory : FOTD Apr 6, 2021

  1. SAM VOELKER

    Oh but actually what really impressed you was that you like their house and their rock because they are orange. Ha~! Sometime I have a problem identifying one of your photos of flowers, not knowing the actual size. I first thought this was a Jimsonweed, but size and lief were very wrong. Funny side note, Jimsonweed was a BAD when we were growing up. It is poison~! But now they sell it in nurseries, calling “Moon Flower”, due to the fact that it blooms at night. I see no warnings, but it causes anticholinergic intoxication, and could be very harmful to kids.

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  2. slmret

    The flower looks like a morning glory — I’ve never seen it on a bush, but when I googled morning glory bush, several pictures came up that look just like yours: https://www.google.com/search?q=white+morning+glory+bush&rlz=1C1ASUT_enUS523US684&sxsrf=ALeKk01iM8jTGsvjwnE5hmYVSfDvhZb8Wg:1617730610847&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=sm-aRxb7cQpO2M%252CXPuQioFP7rOijM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kTtJCNID3KH9ySmi86UmC5xRUuKHA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjG8JqTlOrvAhVQGDQIHZH2BQMQ9QF6BAgHEAE&biw=1600&bih=757#imgrc=sm-aRxb7cQpO2M

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      You did it! Thanks, Janet. It never once occurred to me that it could actually be a species of morning glory as I’d only ever seen the invasive lawn-invading vine type before. I will immediately take it out of the mystery category and label it in my blog, thanks to you!!

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      1. slmret

        It surprised me too that there’s a bush variety — but morning glory flowers were always a favorite of my mother’s. She had a friend who always gave her a morning glory plant in a pot as a birthday gift — they always flowered on the day of her birthday in September!

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          1. slmret

            Yes — as a kid, I believed that. I have since wondered if he planted one a day for a couple of weeks so there would one blooming on the right day 🙂 !!

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  3. Carol

    I replant morning glories every spring because I’m in Michigan. Does that bush persist year after year? I favor the blossom with the blue stripes. Apparently, the bee does too.

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