The morning glory family (Convolvulaceae), containing 1200 species of herbaceous plants, is represented in Canada by cultivated common morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea) and 3 related species; 11 species of climbing, parasitic dodders (genus Cuscuta); and 5 species of bindweed (Convolvulus). Common morning glory, less popular as a garden ornamental than formerly, persists as a weed or in waste places. Native to tropical America, it is closely related to the sweet potato. Dodders are leafless, vinelike annuals without chlorophyll. They have orange or reddish threadlike stems that encircle stems of herbs and shrubs and attach themselves by suckers that tap the host plant for water and nutrients. Once suckers are operational, dodders' roots disappear. Two bindweeds are important weeds in Canada. Field bindweed (C. arvensis), a European perennial found across Canada (except possibly Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island), twines counterclockwise around crop and other plants, and spreads by seeds and underground roots. The white or slightly pink flowers are about 2.5 cm across. Hedge bindweed (C. sepium), similar in appearance, has flowers up to 5 cm across.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Cavers, Paul B.. "Morning Glory". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 19 September 2014, Historica Canada. https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/morning-glory. Accessed 24 October 2020.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Cavers, P., Morning Glory (2014). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/morning-glory
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Cavers, Paul B., "Morning Glory". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited September 19, 2014. https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/morning-glory
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Cavers, Paul B.. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Morning Glory", Last Edited September 19, 2014, https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/morning-glory
|Article by||Paul B. Cavers|
|Published Online||February 7, 2006|
|Last Edited||September 19, 2014|