The pink morning glory, Ipomoea carnea or canudo-de-pita in Brazil, is the genus in the flowering plant family Convolvulaceae, with over 500 species. Ipomoea carnea is a shrub, and the stem can be used in making paper. The plant contains a component used in sedatives and anticonvulsant, it also has anticarconogenic and oxytoxic properties. Attractive to bees, butterflies and birds but the seeds are hazardous to cattle. The genus grows throughout the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world.
It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
Took these photos around noon---the flowers were beginning to wilt.
Behind the 30-foot statue of the Risen Christ at the Monasterio de Tarlac.
Linking to Floral Friday Fotos