Dwarf Morning Glory

Evolvulus alsinoides

dwarf morning-glory, Evolvulus alsinoides, from Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

In open woodland, Upper Kerioa Valley, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Kenya, Africa. December 2014.

HERBACEOUS: Annual to perennial plant with soft trailing stems, generally prostrate on soil forming many-stemmed clumps.

FLOWERS: The flowers are small, less than 1 cm diameter, blue or white with a pale center.

LEAVES: The leaves are lanceolate and set with usually long pubescence.

RANGE: This dry land plant is probably native to Kenya, but is found in tropical and subtropical areas worldwide.

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


Convolvulaceae -- Morning-Glory Family

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 26 Oct. 2015