Evolvulus sericeus

(Silver Dwarf Morning-glory)


Evolulus sericeus, Emma Long Park, Austin, Travis Co. 5265


Evolulus sericeus, Along City Park Rd., Austin, Travis Co. 6010


Evolulus sericeus, Pace Bend Park, Travis Co. 1289


Evolulus sericeus, Along City Park Rd., Austin, Travis Co. 6012

Scientific Name Evolvulus sericeus USDA PLANTS Symbol EVSE
Common Name Silver Dwarf Morning-glory, White Evolvulus ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 30849
Family Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy or silty soils; dry, grassy areas.
Plant: Low perennial, with erect or prostrate stems up to 14 inches long, not twining.
Leaves: Variable, alternate, narrowly-elliptic to linear, 1/2 to 1 inch long, usually smooth on top and hairy underneath.
Inflorescence: White, 5-lobed funnel-shaped flowers growing from leaf axils, 5/8 inch or less across, 5 stamens.
Bloom Period: April to July.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, and SEINet
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