Morning Glory is a long, flat leaf with slender, hollow stems. This leafy vegetable goes by many names such as Ong choy, kangkong (pronounced kancun), water spinach and Chinese spinach. It is a popular vegetable in Asian and Surinamese cuisine with a subtle and slightly sweet taste. Morning Glory varieties with large, deep green leaves are more flavorful than the smaller leaf varieties
Morning Glory is a semi-water plant native to Southeast Asia. This fast-growing vegetable is grown primarily in wet, tropical climates. The mature plant produces white, trumpet-shaped flowers with a purple center, although the leaves are harvested before blooming for the best flavor.
Rivea corymbosa (aka ololiuqui) Rivea corymbosa aka ololiuqui is a member of the convolvulaceae family. Ololiuqui is closely related to the morning glories. Throughout historical refereces we see "two cultures in a duel to the death" (the spanish and the american indians) with the tenacity and wiles of the indians defending their cherished ololiuqui. The indians seem to have won out. Today, in almost all of the villages of oaxaca, one finds the rivea corymbosa seeds still serving the natives as an ever present help in time of trouble. As with the sacred mushrooms the use of of ololiuqui, so signifigant in the life of pre-hispanic mexico, hid in the hinterlands until the present century By kg