Catching the fleeting scenes of many splendored life with a camera.
'Look closely. The beautiful may be small' — Kant

28 February 2013

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) and White Morning Glory (Ipomea)

I love capturing the play of light and shade on flowers, and convolvulus flowers provide rich chiaroscuro effects.

Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bindweed) is a species of bindweed, native to Europe and Asia. It is a climbing or creeping herbaceous perennial plant. Despite blooming by day, I find their violet colour to be quite nocturnal.

Convolvulus, Morning glory blue flower close-up
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Convolvulus, Morning glory blue flowers. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)  

White morning glory, Ipomoea (from the Greek words ιπς (ips) or ιπος (ipos), meaning "worm" or "bindweed," and όμοιος (homoios), meaning "resembling"), is the largest genus in the flowering plant family Convolvulaceae, which contains 500 species. The genus occurs throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, and comprises annual and perennial herbaceous plants, lianas, shrubs and small trees; most of the species are twining climbing plants.

White morning glory flowers. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Convolvulus arvensis, Field Bindweed flowers. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)


  1. As usual, you take the commonplace, and elevate it to something special. You do have that gift!

    1. I'm so glad to hear that, because that's exactly what I seek. Thanks a lot.


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