Isn't it odd how things like that differ. Here Morning Glory is a summer only plant used as an annual as it won't last over winter, that is regarded as an exotic and is wanted in gardens.
Just what I was thinking!
I wonder if we are talking about two different plants, and the one that 'grows like a weed' is what we might call 'bindweed'
- although it is really part of the same family as the more delicate and amazing Morning Glory
(I see now that the wiki page for Morning Glory mentions "In some places, such as Australian bushland, some species of morning glories develop thick roots and tend to grow in dense thickets. They can quickly spread by way of long, creeping stems. By crowding out, blanketing and smothering other plants, morning glory has turned into a serious invasive weed problem." Tsk.)
I love the firecracker picture - very firey. And I've been enjoying all the birds here recently.