Morning Glories are often the first flowering vines people become familiar with. They are fast growing, annual vines. Morning glories are in the same botanical family as sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas), but they do not produce edible tubers.
These brightly colored flowers have a slight fragrance and are popular with butterflies and hummingbirds. The vines grow by clinging with tendrils and will quickly cover nearby supports. They can self-sow effusively and may very likely come back the following year. Although some gardeners find them too aggressive, unwanted seedlings can usually be pulled out easily. Their long vines have bright green heart-shaped leaves and slender tendrils that cling to supports and just about anything else they encounter. Morning glory flowers are trumpet-shaped, in shades of pink, white, magenta, purple-blue and bi-colors. The buds are twirled up tightly and unfold when the sun hits them, in the morning.