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Name: Ashley
Status: student
Grade: 4-5
Location: CA
Country: N/A
Date: 7/12/2005


Question:
Can you eat Morning Glory Flowers? If not why? Are there any medicinal purposes using this flower?


Replies:
No, I don't think you can eat morning glory flowers because of chemicals called alkaloids; however, another related member of the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae) gives us sweet potatoes:

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/econpls.htm

Convolvulaceae: Morning Glory Family
Ipomoea batatas Sweet Potato

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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