Red flower – good or bad?

This creeper has taken over a whole section of my garden, even growing up a paw-paw tree.  It has a very beautiful flower but I’m suspicious that it may be an invader – does anyone recognise it?

Red flower - good or bad?

Red flower - good or bad?

7 Responses to Red flower – good or bad?

  1. Ross April 24, 2009 at 7:23 am #

    I don’t recognise it, are the leaves hairy, and do they smell of anything?

  2. Helen McNulty April 24, 2009 at 9:44 am #

    The leaves are smooth and there is no smell.The leaves are drooping in the heat and the flowers seem to be closing.

  3. emme April 24, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    no idea what it is, but if something grows very rampantly like that i always assume it’s a baddie.

  4. Ross April 24, 2009 at 2:45 pm #

    It looks like an Ipomoea (Morning Glory), but I don’t think I’ve seen any red ones before (they’re usually purple, pink or white) with a shorter throat, and are mostly but not always invasive.

  5. Fakhar October 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    I think that these are very good red flowers. Red flowers are my favorite. I want to make a red flower blog for myself.

  6. prasanna November 8, 2010 at 4:07 am #

    this is called Ganesh vel in marathi.

  7. Niall` November 8, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    great, thanks for the info Prasana!

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