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Willow Dells Tr - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Evolvulus sericeus - silver dwarf morning-glory

Other Common Names: silver morning glory
Plant Form: Forb or Subshrub

Family: Convolvulaceae

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

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: A prostrate, spreading plant with narrow leaves and small, white, morning-glory funnel-like flowers.
Identification notes: Perennial with erect or trailing stems. Stems and lower leaf surfaces covered with dense appressed hairs. Leaves not crowded. Flowers solitary in leaf axils on short stalks, white to pale blue to pale purple. Fruits and seeds round and smooth.
Height: Prostrate to 6 inches


Habitat Description: Sun loving, dry mesas and plains, grasslands, chaparral and oak-juniper woodlands.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: 3500 - 5500 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White to pale blue or pale purple     Shape: Regular not in clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: May - Nov
Description: Funnel-shaped flowers spread into flattened disks; to 1/2 inch wide, found in leaf axils.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Leaves are alternate and lance-shaped to oblong or ovate, densely hairy below and smooth or slightly hairy above.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Brown   
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Notes: Seeds are contained in a smooth round capsule.
Seed Notes: Tiny seeds are round and smooth.

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