Morning glories are members of family Convolvulaceae, and genus Ipomoea L. There are more than 75 species of morning glories and another 10 to 20 subspecies and varieties.Know More
The genus name Ipomoea comes from the Greek word for "wormlike" and probably refers to the way that the vines in most species intertwine. Morning glories earned their common name because many species open at night and close in the morning, making early morning the best time to appreciate their beauty, or glory.
The seeds of some species of morning glory contain derivatives of lysergic acid, commonly known as the hallucinogen LSD. The Aztecs used these plants as medications and ceremonial drugs, and the Oaxacans of Mexico still use morning glories for prophesy and divination rituals and for diagnosing and treating illnesses.Learn more about Outdoor Plants & Flowers
According to the Singapore Infopedia, the scientific names for bougainvillea, a popular sub-tropical and tropical flower, are "Bougainvillea glabra" and "Bougainvillea spectabilis." Bougainvillea belongs to the Nyctaginaceae family, which contains 28 genera and 250 species.Full Answer >
There are multiple species of red roses with many different scientific names. The most common type of bright red rose is known as "Rosa Macdub," and is a climbing rose that can reach a height of up to 12 feet.Full Answer >
Morning glories are poisonous to humans, according to HGTV, and to cats and dogs, according to the ASPCA. The sap contains Indole alkaloids, which are toxic to pets and can make humans very sick.Full Answer >
While the precise scientific name of each type of acorn varies with the species, all oaks are members of the genus Quercus. Acorns are considered nuts or seeds, and they have no other designated names.Full Answer >