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).