Heavenly Blue Morning Glory

As a wildlife enthusiast and photographer, I always make it a point to visit the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. One of the things that always catches my attention is the Heavenly Blue Morning Glory, a stunning flower that is abundant in the area.

Heavenly Blue Morning Glory
Heavenly Blue Morning Glory

The Heavenly Blue Morning Glory, also known as Ipomoea tricolor, is a gorgeous flower that is typically found growing on the edge of corn and soybean fields. One of the things that I find particularly interesting about this flower is that it opens in the morning and fades as the day progresses.

But there’s more to the Heavenly Blue Morning Glory than just its beauty and daily blooming cycle. This flower is actually quite remarkable in that it produces new blooms daily and continues to bloom from early summer all the way through early fall.

As a photographer, I find the Heavenly Blue Morning Glory to be a particularly interesting subject to capture. Its vibrant blue color and delicate petals make for stunning close-up shots, while its ability to attract bees and other pollinators offers an opportunity to capture some incredible wildlife photography.

If you’re ever in the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, be sure to keep an eye out for the Heavenly Blue Morning Glory. Not only is it a breathtaking sight, but it’s also a reminder of the incredible diversity and beauty of the natural world around us.

I was able to photograph this flower from my pickup. My camera and lens were resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 1000
  • Focal Length: 400 mm