Morning Glory Vine

Ipomoea cordatotriloba

General Information:

This perennial, deciduous vine produces funnel-shaped orchid flowers with deep purple centers. The flowers bloom from March through December. The vine itself can only grow about 1 foot in length, but can be found in various soil conditions. It can become invasive in tropical and temperate regions. 

Medicinal Uses:

The morning glory vine was thought to be used by the Aztecs as hallucinogens to aid in medical diagnosis, but the plant itself has no known medicinal uses. 

Did You Know:

This vine contains seeds made of LSA which has been reported to be about one tenth as potent as the drug LSD. 


The chemical composition of LSA that enters our bay waters.