Etymology: Convolvulus: from Latin convolvere, "to twine around"
Plants: trailing or twining, perennial, up to 3' long, herbaceous vine with hairy stems
Flowers: white to pink, 5-parted, 1/2"-1" long, funnel-shaped, very shallowly lobed petals, bracts small and well below the mostly equal sepals; blooms June-Sept.
Habitat: disturbed sites
Invasiveness: Invasive - Eradicate!
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive and noxious weed
WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods Invasive And Exotic Species of North America: Descriptions, management issues, warnings, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"