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
The flower labeled Cut-Leaved Morning Glory is ...