Ground Morning Glory


Ground Morning Glory

Latin Name

Ipomoea pellita


Ground Morning Glory leaves vary a great deal in shape. Flowering occurs during December and January and are approximately 2.5 cm (1 inch) in diameter. No fruit. The Flowers are blue or purple in colour, trumpet-shaped and bloom during the morning time. Evergreen foliage. It is fast-growing, fairly hardy and usually grown as a perennial.


Grows in the Northern Province and the Kruger National Park.

Field Notes

The Ground Morning Glory also goes by the name Sweet Potato genus and because it is a climbing plant, it is often seen on gates and fences. The leaf is said to be used as a purgative, to treat indigestion and as a snake-bite remedy.

Kruger National Park - South African Safari