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Does "Moonflower" refer to Morning Glory or to Datura?
Q: Here's a tricky one for you. I have Moonflower (Ipomoea alba) On your site you refer to Moonflower as a member of the Datura family, But on the package it says "It is closely related to it's cousins morning glories." What is this stuff?

Scruffy J

A: It's certainly somewhat confusing, but a lot of common names are used for multiple different plants.

The term "Moonflower" appears to be used both in reference to a particular species of Morning Glory (Ipomoea alba, also known as Tropical White Morning glory) and as a common name for Datura.

Asked By : Scruffy J
Answered By : fire
Published Date : 10 / 24 / 2002
Last Edited Date : 10 / 24 / 2002
Question ID : 3001

Categories: [ Morning Glory ] [ Datura ] [ Slang ]

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