morning glory


Definition of morning glory

: any of various usually twining plants (genus Ipomoea of the family Convolvulaceae, the morning-glory family) with showy trumpet-shaped flowers broadly : an herb, shrub, or tree of the morning-glory family

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Sorry, no magic methods for bindweed/morning glory., "How to control bindweed, transplant camellia: Ask an expert," 6 Apr. 2018 Boat noodles are a specialty: Choose among rice, egg, or flat noodles in a pungent swirl of meatballs, pork rinds, bean sprouts, water spinach (known as morning glory), and beef or pork, topped with cilantro or scallions. Kara Baskin,, "Quick Bite: Dakzen near Davis Square for Bangkok-style street food," 5 July 2018 Flowers to start: In addition to above there are the harder, smaller seeds that need individual cups ie nemophila, silane, mignonette, Arctic poppy, California poppy, morning glory, Shirley poppies. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Resist the temptation to rake your lawn right now — you’ll be thankful later," 27 Apr. 2018 For the morning glory that spreads its petals at dawn, for geese flying south in autumn, for locusts swarming every 17 years and even for lowly slime molds sporing in daily cycles, timing is everything. Karen Wright, Scientific American, "Biological Clocks Operate on Many Scales," 21 Jan. 2012 Flowers that can be planted from seed directly into the garden include alyssum, aster, celosia, cosmos, four o’clocks, marigold, morning glory, periwinkle, portulaca, salvia, sunflower, verbena and zinnia. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Roses (and rose gardens) fill Sacramento with romance," 13 Apr. 2018 These super aggressive weeds include blackberry, Scotch broom, bindweed (also known as invasive morning glory), horsetail, English ivy, poison oak and old man’s beard (also known as traveler’s joy; an invasive species of clematis)., "How to defend lawns, gardens against invasive weeds," 27 Feb. 2018 Residents posted photographs of a girl who had been killed, grinning in front of a wall of morning glories; a crying baby with his right foot blown off; and worse. Anne Barnard And Hwaida Saad, New York Times, "It’s Hard to Believe, but Syria’s War Is Getting Even Worse," 8 Feb. 2018 That’s also an attempt to make our soil less attractive to field bindweed (wild morning glory). Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "here is a timeline for planting crops this year in southern idaho | Idaho Statesman," 7 Feb. 2018

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1814, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of morning glory

: a plant that has many brightly colored flowers that open in the morning

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Kids Definition of morning glory

: a vine that climbs by twisting around something and has large trumpet-shaped flowers that close in bright sunshine

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