White Morning-glory (Ipomoea lacunosa)

Ipomoea lacunosa, the whitestar, white morning-glory or pitted morningglory, is a species that belongs to the Ipomoea genus. In this genus most members are commonly referred to as “morning glories”. The name for the genus, Ipomoea, has root in the Greek words ips and homoios, which translates to worm-like. This is a reference to the plant’s vine-like growth. Lacunosa comes from a Latin word meaning air spaces, correlating with