Convolvulus sagittatus

bindweed, Convolvulus sagittatus, from Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Among road-side vegetation near Nairobi National Park, Kenya, Africa. December 2015.

VINE: Numerous slender stems grow prostrate on ground extending one to three meters from a woody base.

FLOWERS: Small, mostly white flowers may have the centers pigmented purple or lavender. Flowers are only about 10 mm in diameter.

LEAVES: The leaves are arrow-shaped to almost linear.

RANGE: This common plant grows mostly in disturbed soil, near roads or farms.

FRUIT: The fruits are dry capsules with typically four seeds.


Convolvulaceae -- Morning-Glory Family

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 18 May 2016