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Old 09-07-2009, 06:36 AM
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I have these vines growing all over my deck. The flowers on one are sky blue, t he others white. I have heard that the leaves are edible, and a relative of this plant is the wild potato vine, which is edible. So, can I eat the leaves or not?
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Are you sure it is morning glory? Can you post a picture or ask a local farmer about it? Many houseplants are poisonous.
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I have these vines growing all over my deck. The flowers on one are sky blue, t he others white. I have heard that the leaves are edible, and a relative of this plant is the wild potato vine, which is edible. So, can I eat the leaves or not?
not sure about the leaves but the seeds are a mind altering substance
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Are you sure it is morning glory? Can you post a picture or ask a local farmer about it? Many houseplants are poisonous.
It is morning glory. Heart shaped leaves, the vine is right, the flowers are only open in the morning. The identification is beyond positive. Now, with that said, are the leaves edible?

I do not know any local farmers. I have been studying edible plants for about six months, and have learned a lot. I am not saying I am even close to an expert, but I doubt a local farmer would be able to tell me any more about this plant than I already know. I know that many houseplants are poisonous, and I live by the rule that if I cannot identify it 100%, I don't touch it.
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not sure about the leaves but the seeds are a mind altering substance
yup, hallucinogenic in fact.
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I have never heard of moring glory vine(Rivea corymbosa and Impomoea violacea) being edible....But the morning glory bush(Ipomoea letophylla) Is edible (roots)...and (Ipomoea pandurata)...its the wild potato vine you spoke of.

Rivea corymbosa and Impomoea violacea seeds are used by the Oaxaca indains as a hallucinogenic....
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yup, hallucinogenic in fact.
lol thats the word i wanted but my spelling is bad an thought most would get the point also didnt want a bunch of kids eatting a hand full to see what happens
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lol thats the word i wanted but my spelling is bad an thought most would get the point also didnt want a bunch of kids eatting a hand full to see what happens
pretty sure they have to be the blue ones. my buddy had some and ended up having a conversation with a moose hanging on the wall. it was hilarious.
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pretty sure they have to be the blue ones. my buddy had some and ended up having a conversation with a moose hanging on the wall. it was hilarious.
any that have mature seed pods that point up rather than hanging down have psychoactive value. they're shaped differently too. LSA containing seeds are shaped like a potato wedge.
the major varieties are Heavenly Blue, Flying Saucers, and Pearly gates (notice the names? they're perfect.)
don't purchase seeds for that, just for the record, they're treated(without letting people know for the most part...) with chemicals that cause nausea.

also, i've eaten raw morning glory shoots and small leaves many times, as well as using the leaves as a potherb. the taste is rather unique, and i have yet to suffer any adverse affects at all (even from purely ornamental varieties).
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It is morning glory. Heart shaped leaves, the vine is right, the flowers are only open in the morning. The identification is beyond positive. Now, with that said, are the leaves edible?
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What is the scientific name of the species you are talking about? I ask because some Ipomoea have edible leaves, some have toxic leaves, some have leaves you can eat a few of. There are also "morning glories" that are not Ipomoeas and they have cyanide in their leaves. Identifying it as a "morning glory" is not enough. You need to know which species it is.

Incidentally, some have edible roots as well.
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I too would be curious about the edible properties of Morning Glory. They grow wild in my area. I knew about the seeds' "special" properties. They are one of a few plant seeds from which LSD is derived. There is a process involved in "refining" them into LSD, which I don't think is appropriate to get into here. For anybody that's curious about that aspect of the plant: Just consuming the seeds alone can be very dangerous. It's not like a regular LSD trip. It can easily take you to places you don't want to go. Trust Me. In short, get your kicks elsewhere.
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Don't eat the leaves. Find some other edible instead. I would never advise eating a morning glory.
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What is the scientific name of the species you are talking about? I ask because some Ipomoea have edible leaves, some have toxic leaves, some have leaves you can eat a few of. There are also "morning glories" that are not Ipomoeas and they have cyanide in their leaves. Identifying it as a "morning glory" is not enough. You need to know which species it is.

Incidentally, some have edible roots as well.
so what species can you safely eat which parts of, at least to your knowledge?
i'm blown; i have only ever come across plants in the Ipomoea genus, and usually tricolor or violacea (but i think it's lacunosa that has shown its face in many different disturbed patches of soil in NWA).
i had no idea there were so many things that count as morning glories. can't believe i'd never bothered to look.
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Don't eat the leaves. Find some other edible instead. I would never advise eating a morning glory.
There are over 1,000 "Morning Glories" many of them edible Why not eat them?
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You really think that "vines with blue and white flowers" is an adequate description to determine something is safe to eat?????
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Something many people mistake for morning glory is field bindweed. Am wondering if field bindweed is edible?
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Sorry wouldn't allow me to add field bindweed picture. Here it is.
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Do not eat anything you have not positively identified. Take a sample to your County Extension agency or a local Botanist for identification. Too many look-a-like species to get you into trouble when dealing with wild edibles.
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I am 100% sure of identity. But that aside can and how and what parts of field bindweed can be consumed?
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What I have read in my book (Field Guide to North American Edible Wild Plants) is that the roots are what is edible. It does not mention the leaves or the seeds. Roots are edible year round but best in Winter. Boil or bake like a sweet potato. Some roots are bitter and will require cooking in multiple changes of water. The roots require peeling. In this book it is called Wild Potato Vine. It also describes the white and sometimes purple centered flowers.

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http://hubpages.com/hub/Common-Edibl...lants---Part-I
http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...to.html?cat=22
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/res...?id_plant=ippa

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