Morning Glory

Morning glory is the common name used in english speaking nations for over 1,000 species of flowering plants in the family Convolvulaceae.
11h year anniversary appropriate flower morning glories imageIpomoea aquatica, known as water spinach, water morning-glory, water convolvulus, Ong-Choy, Kang-kung, or swamp cabbage, is popularly used as a green vegetable especially in East and Southeast Asian cuisines.
11th year anniversary appropriate flower morning glories image 1In the USA it is classed as a Federal Noxious Weed, thus it’s illegal to grow, import, possess, or sell. (not sure if you can smoke it though!) Since 2005, the state of Texas has acknowledged that water spinach is a highly prized vegetable in many cultures and has allowed water spinach to be grown for personal consumption. This is in part because water spinach is known to have been grown in Texas for more than fifteen years and has not yet escaped cultivation. The fact that it goes by so many names means that it easily slips through import inspections, and it is often available in Asian or specialty produce markets because it tastes lovely! Many Asian restaurants have morning glory on their menu so a meal out could incorporate the appropriate flower for your anniversary!.