Morning Glory or Convolvulus flowers are lovely to wake up to. The blue flower usually lasts a single morning and dies by the afternoon. I painted this (with fingers) on my iPhone, remembering Morning Glory climbing up a wall in Italy.
The ancient Chinese used it medicinally. About 3,000 years ago, the Mesopotamian people mixed the seeds with latex from trees to make rubber balls. Aztec priests valued it for its hallucinogenic qualities, supposedly not unlike LSD.
One variant is known as Water Spinach, Swamp Cabbage, or Ong-Choy, popular in S.E. Asian cuisine. It is a ‘Federal Noxious Weed’ illegal in the US, however the state of Texas allows it to be grown for personal consumption.
I’ve got to try some.