Special What's in Bloom 

Moon Flower

October

Moonflower

Ipomeoa alba

 Video by Jeffrey B. Evans

The Moonflower is a species of night blooming morning glory. These flowers are named because they resemble the moon and bloom in the evening, and each flower just lives for one evening. The moonflower is native to tropical climates in the United States so this is a very special treat in the Park.

These flowers, which are blooming along the Esplanade fence where the Upper Peter Pan Garden meets the Esplanade, were grown from seed by the Thursday Peter Pan volunteers. 

Sources: 

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c801

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=IPAL