I recently noticed a vine that had stretched from my neighbor's hedge onto and around a nearby old wash-line pole in my yard. Fearing it to be some sort of rash-inducing weed, I made a mental note to spray it with my poison ivy stuff and continued on my way.
Then, a few mornings ago, looking out my bathroom window upstairs I noticed a white bloom on the vine. 'Well, whatever it is,' I thought in my hazy morning consciousness, 'it blooms.' This morning I saw another flower and decided to investigate. Here's what I found:
I've seen morning glory photos (though never white) and became excited with the thought that this might be one. I searched Google imges for "white morning glory" and found photos of nearly identical flowers. So I think I can safely declare this a morning glory.
The very neat thing is that although the name of this blog is Morning Glories, I don't have any of them in my garden yet. (I have some seeds to plant but it got too late this year to put them in.) Of course it makes sense that this one could have wandered into my territory, since it's considered an invasive plant, and that as a vining plant it would find a suitable home on my wash-line pole.
I'm thrilled and delighted to welcome it!