shaggy dwarf morning-glory, more...
[Evolvulus argenteus Pursh, more]
Plant: Suffrutescent herb; stems several, erect to ascending, 10-15 cm tall, densely spreading-pilose with an indumentum of ferrugineous, brown, fulvous or gray color Leaves: linear-oblong, narrow-lanceolate to narrow-oblanceolate or rarely oblong, 8-20 mm long, 1.5-5 mm wide, entire, attenuate basally, acute to obtuse apically, densely pubescent on both surfaces; petioles short or absent INFLORESCENCE: single flowers in axils over whole length of stem; peduncles short or absent, stout Flowers: on pedicels 3-4 mm long, reflexed in fruit; bracteoles subulate, 1-4 mm long; sepals lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, long-acuminate, 4-5 mm long, spreading-villous; corollas rotate to broadly campanulate, 8-12 mm wide, entire, purple or blue; anthers 1-2 mm long, oblong, basally auriculate, the filaments twice as long as the anthers; ovary globose Fruit: FRUITS ovoid, about as long as sepals, glabrous. SEEDS (1-)2, brown, smooth Misc: Sandy and rocky prairies and plains, chaparral, pinyon-juniper and oak woodlands; 800-2450 m (2700-8000 ft); May-Jul REFERENCES: Austin, Daniel F. 1998. J. Ariz. – Nev. Acad. Sci. Convolvulaceae 30(2): 61.