Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea)
Tall morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea) seed pods
Tall morning glory in bloom (blossom color variable based on soil conditions)
Tall morning glory in bloom (blossom color variable based on soil conditions)

origin: Central America/vacant lot, construction site, untended front yard
seed: 2-4 large, dark seeds held in round, pinky nail-sized pod with papery sheath
description: Herbaceous vine. Naturalized to warm temperate/subtropical regions throughout the world. Considered a “noxious weed”, but has many related cultivars valued as orna- mental plants. Seeds contain an alkaloid that produces psychedelic effects.