One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tropical American climbing plant of the morning glory family, with large, sweet-smelling white flowers that open at dusk and close at midday.
Ipomoea alba, family Convolvulaceae
- ‘The summer nights breeze wafted through the place stirring the many silk hangings, I could still smell the beautiful scents of roses and moonflowers upon the breeze.’
- ‘Also consider sweet peas, and, for evening blooms, moonflowers.’
- ‘At night, walking slowly through a starlit, stone-covered path, you can happen upon a fragrant moonflower vine covered with large, white saucer-shaped flowers or sweet-scented night-blooming jasmine.’
- ‘She bought a tomato cage, a large plastic flower-pot saucer (the kind that looks like terra-cotta), some string and vines, such as clematis, moonflower or morning glory.’
- ‘Last weekend we planted moonflowers, next week we're on to sunflowers.’
- ‘Put in a sweet-smelling night-bloomer like moonflower or Nicotiana sylvestris around your spa.’
- ‘Plants with large fragrant flowers that bloom at dusk are referred to as moonflowers.’
- ‘The night air was cool and soothing, carrying the scent of jasmine and moonflowers into the living room.’
- ‘Darion found Bonnie on her balcony the next night, playing moodily with a moonflower off the vine that clung in an intricate arrangement around the French doors leading out.’
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