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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 14 | Convolvulaceae | Evolvulus

7. Evolvulus nuttallianus Schultes in J. J. Roemer et al., Syst. Veg. 6: 198. 1820.

Shaggy dwarf morning glory

Evolvulus argenteus Pursh, Fl. Amer. Sept. 1: 187. 1813, not R. Brown 1810

Subshrubs; herbage hairy, hairs spreading. Stems ascending to erect, 10–15+ cm, internodes rarely 4+ mm. Leaves penta­stichous, distals ± antrorse; blade usually elliptic, sometimes linear-oblong or narrowly lanceolate to oblanceolate, rarely oblong, 8–20 × 1.5–5 mm, surfaces densely hairy. Inflorescences: flowers solitary; peduncles plus pedicels stout, 1–2(–4) mm. Flowers: sepals lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, 4–5 mm; corolla blue, purple, or lavender, rotate to broadly campanulate, limb 8–12 mm diam., margins subentire.

Flowering Apr–Oct. Oak woodlands, ponderosa pine zones, sandy, rocky prairies, plains, juniper-pinyon wood­lands, chaparral; 200–2500 m; Ariz., Ark., Colo., Ill., Kans., Mo., Mont., Nebr., N.Mex., Okla., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Utah, Wyo.; Mexico.

R. H. Mohlenbrock (1986) reported Evolvulus nuttallianus as established in Kane County, Illinois. Reports of it being established in North Dakota have not been confirmed.

The name Evolvulus pilosus of Nuttall (not validly published) pertains here.


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