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Cut-Leaved Morning Glory   
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Cut-Leaved Morning Glory
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Cut-Leaved Morning Glory
Botanical name: Ipomoea laciniata    Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)

Cut-Leaved Morning Glory is a plant with slender, creeping or twining, hairless stems. Leaves are 1-2 in. in diameter, palmately cut into 5-7 segments. Segments are elliptic or linear, serrate or pinnately cut. the teeth unequal, mucronate. Leaf stalks are 0.5-1 inch long with stipule like axillary leaves. Flowers are borne 1-3 in leaf axils. Stalks carrying the cluster are variable in length, 0.5-1.5 inch long, bracts 1/3 in. long, linear-lanceolate, acute. Sepals are 6-8 mm long, nearly equal, elliptic, fleshy, ribbed and wrinkled on the back, hairless. Flowers are white, with the tube narrow, cylindric, reaching 2 inch long by 3 mm in diameter. Flowers are flat, spreading, 1-1.5 in. in diameter. Anthers are slightly protruding.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale & Shrikant Ingalhalikar
Photographed in Chandoli, Maharashtra.
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