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 in Outdoor Plants & Flowers
Namesofflowers.net cites tulipa gesneriana as being the scientific name for tulip. The world’s largest display of tulips is located in Keukenhof near Lisse, Holland. It is open annually from the end of March through mid-May. The display is the result of seven million tulip bulb plantings.Full Answer >
The general scientific name for rose is 'rosa.' Different types of roses have different scientific names, all of them containing the term 'rosa'.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 >