Blue morning glory

Ipomoea indica

Blue morning glory

Blue morning glory

Legal Status: Unwanted Organism - DOC
Status in New Zealand: Established
Organism: Land plants

This plant is present in New Zealand. Contact your regional council for control advice.


Blue morning glory is a high-climbing vine with tough hairy stems and tough fibrous roots without rhizomes. Its leaves are usually three-lobed and silky-hairy underneath. From late spring to early winter it produces groups of three to 12 deep-blue-purple, funnelshaped flowers that are pink at the base, which wither in the midday sun.


Blue morning glory is very fast-growing, producing dense smothering blankets of foliage that can reach into the canopy. It quickly becomes the dominant vine wherever it occurs.

What to do

Contact your regional council to determine the status of this species and responsibility for control and/or advice on control.

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Page last updated: 20 March 2009