A plant with funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day. Recognized for its symmetrical petals and bright colors in shades of white, blue, red, pink, and purple. Morning glory vines are often trained to climb trellises but will eagerly climb fences as well.
As morning glories are easy to grow, Japanese elementary schools often have their students grow them as part of their plant cultivation experience. It is typical summer homework for Japanese students to bring home the morning glories (that they have grown to a certain extent at school) and observe and record their growth. (Note that summer vacation is in the middle of the school year in Japan)