The poem of the world is uninterrupted

During a walk at the lake in mid-September, a plenitude of poetic purple purveyed by nature surrounded me at every turn, for purple bindweed (a.k.a. cotton morning glories; Ipomoea trichocarpa) grew in abundance.

Purple bindweed (a.k.a. cotton morning glories; Ipomoea trichocarpa)
Purple bindweed (a.k.a. cotton morning glories; Ipomoea trichocarpa)
Purple bindweed (a.k.a. cotton morning glories; Ipomoea trichocarpa)
Purple bindweed (a.k.a. cotton morning glories; Ipomoea trichocarpa)
Purple bindweed (a.k.a. cotton morning glories; Ipomoea trichocarpa)

[note that I’ve also seen this perennial native of Texas identified as Ipomoea cordatotriloba var. torreyana; the closest I can come to that is from Texas A&M University; they label the species as Ipomoea trichocarpa Ell. var. Torreyana]

2 thoughts on “The poem of the world is uninterrupted”

  1. Thank you, Karen Jo! I thought they were beautiful as well.

    They might be the same flowers you see in your garden. Purple bindweed is very fond of disturbed soil. That’s why it’s considered a pest by most.

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