Marin Morning Glory, Calystegia pupurata sep saxicola, is one of about a thousand different plants that are called "morning glory." Marin Morning Glory is the one that we have here in The Sea Ranch. It is also known in some quarters as Bodega Morning Glory, Coastal Morning Glory, or Pacific False Bindweed. It is classified as a perennial herb and is endemic to California. It is currently listed by USDA as an endangered species, but we have a lot of them here on the Ranch.
Morning glory comes in a wide variety of colors but ours are usually white. You will most often find it in our meadows tucked into the grass down low to the ground. It begins blooming in May and continues throughout the summer.