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(ˌɪpəˈmɪə; ˌaɪ-)
1. (Plants) any tropical or subtropical convolvulaceous plant of the genus Ipomoea, such as the morning-glory, sweet potato, and jalap, having trumpet-shaped flowers
2. (Pharmacology) the dried root of a Mexican species, I. orizabensis, which yields a cathartic resin
[C18: New Latin, from Greek ips worm + homoios like]
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Noun1.ipomoea - morning gloryIpomoea - morning glory        
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Convolvulaceae, family Convolvulaceae, morning-glory family - morning glory; bindweed; sweet potato; plants having trumpet-shaped flowers and a climbing or twining habit
morning glory - any of various twining vines having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day
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CLIMBING Ipomoea lobata, also known as Spanish Flag, is a vibrant fastgrowing climber with red and cream flowers.
CLIMBING Ipomoea lobata, also known as Spanish Flag, is a vibrant fast-growing climber with red and cream flowers.
MORNING GLORY HEAVENLY BLUE 'Ipomoea' THIS also has absolutely wonderful heart- shaped leaves and the flowers are glorious blue funnels you want to dive into.
g f up sha a lig which for the beautifu GLORY MORNING GLO HEAVENLY BLUE 'Ipomoea' This also has absolutely wonderful heart-shaped leaves and the flowers are glorious blue funnels you want to dive into.
Camote or sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) has been known in the global market as a superfood.
My "yam" was identified as a sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) at our university.
These plants belong to three genera of the Fabaceae family (Astragalus, Oxytropis, and Swainsona) (BURROWS & TYRL, 2012; COOK et al., 2009; COOK et al., 2013), one genus of the Convolvulaceae family (Ipomoea) and one genus of the Malvaceae family (Sida) (OLIVEIRA JUNIOR et al., 2013).
'The ipomoea creeper [morning glory] that grows here naturally, can be grown on fences on the divider of the avenues.
For the uncultivated treatment, the species with highest IVI was Ipomoea spp.
The sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas (L.) (Solanales: Convolvulaceae), is native to South and Central America and distributed worldwide, especially in underdeveloped countries (Franga & Ritschel 2002; Reddy 2015).
They will be selling hanging baskets, 4-inch pots and 12-inch mixed containers of: alyssum, argyranthemum, begonia, calibrachoa, celosia, coleus, dracaena spike, Dusty Miller, evolvulus, heliotrope, iboza (Spanish Ivy), impatiens, ipomoea (sweet potato vine), ivy (Swedish), lantana, lobelia, marigold, petunia, salvia, snapdragon, verbena, and zinnia.