Beach morning glory (Ipomoea imperati) Photo by Bill Frank, taken near Mayport Naval Station, Duval County

Flower Friday: Beach morning glory

Beach morning glory is a low-growing, sprawling, non-climbing vine with showy white flowers. It typically blooms in summer and fall. It occurs naturally on coastal dunes. Like other members of the Ipomoea genus, beach morning glory flowers in the morning and its blooms begin to wilt and close up by afternoon, hence the common name “morning glory.”