Sep. 7, 2019

ivyleaf morning-glory, Ipomoea hederacea

The fallow field with the jimsonweed had another beauty. These morning-glories trailed across the ground, covering large areas. This was the worst planting season on record for farmers. So it may very well have been the best season for the weeds. It's hard to look at this and think, "Noxious weed!" These most often blue flowers can look like they're illuminated from within in the right light. That white center is a feature that helps separate them from their kin. Ivyleaf morning-glories can be seen, most often in cultivated areas, in AL, AR, AZ, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV, and ON. Lenaww Co MI, 9/4/19.