Morning glory is a common name for over 1,000 species of flowering plants in the family Convolvulaceae, belonging to the following genera: Calystegia; Convolvulus; Ipomoes; Merremia; Rivea.
As the name implies, morning glory flowers, which are funnel-shaped, open in the morning, allowing them to be pollinated by Hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other daytime insects and birds. The flower typically lasts for a single morning and dies in the afternoon. New flowers bloom each day. The flowers usually start to fade a couple of hours before the petals start showing visible curling.
Morning Glory Photographs by Janice Stiles-Boults