Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ipomoea nil Blue Reverse Tube (Fujie)

Via Flickr:
I have a particular affection for reverse tube asagao. I think they epitomize the essence of Japanese-developed morning glories. It is such a unique flower form. This plant should make a nice blue reverse tube flower, and the leaves look interesting with the type of leaf that Dr. Yoneda describes on his asagao web site as "Miniature Crepe Leaf"; he states this type of leaf is associated with the cup flower or reverse tube flower mutation. See his description here: protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/asagao/yoneda_db/E/Introduction/htm...

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