Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pink Morning Glory



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


15 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

How pretty and delicate.

Mary Kiss said...

This is the plant I so long to have. I planted two morning glory this year I do hope they will bloom this summer. Your shots are beautiful!

Mary, MI

Linda said...

Very pretty!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely shade of pink, so delicate.

Carver said...

Beautiful flowers against a lovely sky.

Karen said...

One of my favourite flowers. These are gorgeous!

lina@women said...

They are beauties!

A wondering star said...

So pretty! Your flower are such a lovely color!

Jorunn Norge

Mary said...

So pretty! Love the color!

DeniseinVA said...

These are really gorgeous! I especially liked how you added the marvelous statue of the Risen Christ at the Monasterio de Tarlac. Magnificent! Thank you for sharing with us again, always appreciate your support.

Would you be willing to share two or three of your flower photos on our home page in our Guest Friend spot? If you are interested you can send them to me at luvinwildlife@hotmail.com, and if you could please put ‘TODAY’S FLOWERS’ in the subject line, this would prevent it from dropping into my spam folder. As friends send me their photos I add them to a list in the order received, and let them know when they will be shown.

Thank you for considering this and absolutely no pressure, we are just very grateful that you share your flowers as often as you do.

Wishing you a happy weekend,
Denise
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Loredana Donovan said...

The pink flowers against the blue sky look very pretty. I especially like the second image :)

lotusleaf said...

Lovely photos!

Willa @ PixelMinded said...

I've seen a lot of those within the neighborhood.

Jannibele said...

Wow, so delicate and pretty against the blue sky and the statue. Great captures:)

Arija said...

How gloriously pink and pretty it is!