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Ipomoea Alba White Moon Flower Vine Seeds
Packet of 5 freshly harvested seeds!
This fella is really pretty and famous pretty much world wide.
In some parts of Asia the flowers and immature buds are cooked as a vegetable and having tried it myself I have to admit they do taste pretty good.
Having done a heap of research on the plant it is important to note that its considered toxic in large amounts and consumption is not recommended.
I no longer eat them myself (though would without hesitation if SHTF) and suggest you don’t either.
Ornamental flower folks, and it’s a real beauty!
Huge crisp white flowers that attract the night time pollinating insects like moths making them an ideal plant to grow near your papaya, dragonfruit or night blooming cacti.
It is known by the common names lay of the night, good night, dama-da-noite, boanoite, tropical white morning glory, evening glory, moonvine, moonflower vine or just moonflower.
This last one always always always causes arguments online, especially in the plant ID groups, as that is the same common name as this other beautiful night blooming plant Datura inoxia.
Crude extracts have been shown effective at killing human tumor cells and research is ongoing with the aim of identifying which chemicals are the most effective for the development of cancer treatments.
It is also very effective at killing pathogenic microorganisms like Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sanguinis.
There is a link between heart disease and oral infection with these microorganisms, and the thought is that killing them, may prevent heart disease developing altogether.
That’s the theory anyway…
Me personally, I reckon being as beautiful as it is everyone should grow a couple.
It’s really nice to get up in the middle of the night and wander outside to smell the flowers, watch the stars..
Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!