Kōrero: Weeds of the bush

Blue morning glory

Blue morning glory

Introduced to New Zealand about 1950, blue morning glory (Ipomoea indica) is a tropical species. Here it is growing on bush north of Whāngārei. It spreads by sending out new roots from stem nodes. Broken plant pieces will form a new plant and increase the size of any current infestation. Its dense growth stops sunlight from reaching the leaves of trees and seedlings, killing both.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bob Brockie, 'Weeds of the bush - More vines and scramblers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13626/blue-morning-glory (accessed 19 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Bob Brockie, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 18 Apr 2016