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Willow Dells Tr - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Convolvulus equitans - Texas bindweed

Synonyms: convolvulus hermannioides, convolvulus simulans
Other Common Names: hoary bindweed, gray bindweed
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Convolvulaceae

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Willow Dells Tr
Sue Smith
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Willow Dells Tr
Sue Smith
Plant - summer
Willow Dells Tr
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: Pretty morning glory-like flowers highlight non-aggressive climbing vine.
Identification notes: Perennial with taproot; stems branching, prostrate or twining; leaves alternate along the stems; blades variable, oval to lance-shaped or narrow oblong, with projecting basal lobes, dense soft hairs on both sides; flowers white to pink.
Height: Trailing to 3 feet long


Habitat Description: Roadsides, dry slopes, and mesas.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Disturbed Areas
Elevation: 2500 - 6500 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White, pink     Shape: Regular not in clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: Apr - Oct
Description: White to pink, funnel-shaped flowers with a purple-red center appear at leaf axils; 5 veins from center to lobes on edge; 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches wide.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Grayish-green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Lobed     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Narrow, with lobes at base; to 2 inches long. Leaves can be variable in shape from long and narrow to triangular or arrow-shaped.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Black   
Fruit Type: Capsule
Seed Notes: Capsule contains 1 to 4 seeds.

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