Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Ipomoea quamoclit (Cyprus vine)
(Cyprus vine) by https://www.flickr.com/photos/mike-bensalem/ [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]
Ipomoea quamoclit (Cyprus vine) from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, vol. 7, plate 244, 1794
Ipomoea quamoclit (Cyprus vine) from the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, Markey Garnhart Quilt, c. 1830-1840
Common Names: Cyprus vine, winged leav'd ipomoea, cypressvine morning glory, cardinal creeper, cardinal vine, star glory or hummingbird vine
Description: Ipomoea quamoclit (Cyprus vine) is a member of the Morning Glory Family (Convolvulaceae). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 1 recorded this native of the East Indies was introduced into cultivation in Britain in 1629. 

Quilts with this Ipomoea quamoclit (Cyprus vine) motif: 
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, Markey Garnhart Quilt, Object Number L.91.355, c. 1830-1840 

Chintz with this Ipomoea quamoclit (Cyprus vine) motif: 
  • None known at this time

   ©  Updated 8/30/2020     Author: Terry Terrell