Lindheimer's Morning Glory Ipomoea lindheimeri
Morning-glory family — Convolvulaceae
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Texas is blessed with over twenty species of native morning glories. These vines have attractive foliage and large, often brightly colored flowers that open early in the morning (hence the common name). This species is a stunning vine when in flower, at times being the only plant obviously in bloom in shrublands of the Edwards Plateau. It also occurs in the Trans-Pecos. The common and scientific names commemorate the "Father of Texas Botany", Ferdinand Lindheimer (1801-1879), who collected this species near New Braunfels in 1851.
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Flowering Months: April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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