The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Moon Flower, Morning Glory

Latin Name:

Ipomoea sp.

Plant Type:



Ipomoea is the largest genus in the plant family Convolvulaceae, with over 600 species. It is a large and diverse group, with common names including morning glory, water convolvulus or water spinach, sweet potato, bindweed, and moonflower. This plant contains psychoactive alkaloids, which have been used for centuries as a hallucinogenic.