Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb or subshrub, with erect or ascending branches to c. 40 cm long, with appressed and spreading hairs.
Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, 3–30 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, apex acute or rarely obtuse, ± appressed hairy; sessile or shortly petiolate.
Flowers solitary or in cymes; peduncle 10–35 mm long; pedicels 3–15 mm long; bracteoles linear-subulate, 1.5–4 mm long. Sepals 2–4 mm long, densely hairy. Corolla 7–9 mm diam., blue.
Capsule globose, 3–4 mm diam.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy plains to rocky outcrops, often in grassy Eucalyptus and Acacia woodland, widespread but not usually common.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, CT, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld N.T. S.A. W.A.
Text by R. W. Johnson
| ||Key to the varieties|| |
|1||Peduncles longer than the leaves; hairs on calyx short, mainly <1 mm long||var. decumbens|
|Peduncles shorter than or as long as the leaves; hairs on calyx long, commonly >1 mm long||var. villosicalyx|
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