Re: [gardeners] moonflowers

Ron Hay (
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 06:51:02 -0700

Good morning, friends,

There seems to be some confusion at times over the common names of
flowers, as opposed to botanical names. My mother in law routinely, for
instance, refers to morning glories as moonflowers, which is the name
her father gave to them in southern Ohio.

Morning glories, for instance, have gone wild here in SoCal, and can be
found growing wild in shaded, moist canyons.

Could the morning glories growing wild be mistaken for moonflowers?
Dunno, having only seen a picture of one moonflower in my life, in the
current issue of American Gardener, published by the American
Horticultural Society.

Just wondering.