If you look at the pictures that follow you will wonder if the scientists who named the flower Blue Morning-Glory have mixed up their colours .
They are however the Chameleon flowers of the hills, thus the scientists are not at fault.
The spiral buds are a shade of a baby pink. With the morning sun they transform into a beautiful shade of blue.
The flower has numerous names and each picture has been captioned with one of these several names.
It is indeed a very interesting flower as it changes colour from dawn to dusk.
The picture below of the violet tubular flower , (characteristic of the Ipomoea family ) were taken early in the evening. The petals are curling up and have faded from a blue to a magenta-violet shade.
Ipomoea indica is unique to the foothills of the Himalayas and found near the towns of Mussoorie and Nainital in the hilly state of Uttaranchal.
The seeds contain alkaloids and can give a high similar to drugs like LSD.
Spotted on the hills near Mussoorie, the Blue Morning-Glory is a gorgeous creeper.
The three lobed leaves along with a multitude of flowers covered the entire fence of a lovely cottage located on the edge of a Himalayan hill.
The Sweet potato ( Ipomoea batatas) or Shakarkandhi in Hindi is a cousin of the blue morning-glory as well.
Talk of cousins being similar.