Belle de Nuit, Tropical White Morning-Glory, Moon Vine, Evening Glory
PLEASE NOTE: There is another plant known as Moonflower (Datura stramonium) and many confuse Ipomoea alba with it. Datura stramonium is a poisonous plant in the nightshade family and is also called as Jimsonweed, Thorn Apple, Mad Apple, Stinkwork, and Devil’s Snare.
Historical Information and other uses:
The Maya blended the sap of the rubber tree with the juice of the Moonflower, resulting in a viscous liquid that they poured into molds to make various rubber balls for their ritual games.
Some inhale the scent of moonflowers before doing divination or before going to bed in order to produce prophetic dreams. This plant also makes an ideal centerpiece for a Moon garden night-blooming plants.