VASCULAR PLANTS OF UPPER NEWPORT BAY
CONVOLVULACEAE
Plants of the Morning Glory Family are twining or trailing herbs with alternate leaves, although parasitic ones are leafless. The flowers are usually large and showy. The 5 petals are fused into lobed bells or trumpets. There are 5 overlapping sepals and 5 stamens. The ovary is superior and the fruit is a capsule with 4 or fewer large seeds.

Garden Morning Glories and the common Sweet Potato belong in this family.

About 50 genera and over 1100 species, of warmer regions. (Munz,
Flora So. Calif. 371).

Upper Newport Bay species within the family:
MORNING GLORY FAMILY
Convolvulus arvensis
Calystegia macrostegia ssp. intermedia #
Calystegia macrostegia ssp. cyclostegia
Ipomoea cairica
Dichondra micrantha
Cressa truxillensis #
Cuscuta californica var. californica #
Cuscuta salina var. major #