Convolvulus angustissimus

Family Convolvulaceae

Australian Bindweed

Perennial creeper with trailing and twining branches.

Flowers: Pink, 20 mm diameter at any time of year although often seen in summer. Short-lived, insect pollinated and probably self incompatible.

Fruit: Capsule round, 4–6 mm diameter.

Seed: Black seeds 3 x 2.5 mm, mature during October–May. No specialised mechanism for dispersal, local dispersal by gravity. Hard seeded with physical dormancy. Retained in soil seedbank. Germinates readily once scarified.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • Woodland and grassland habitat in full sun to light shade.
  • Occasional in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Foodplant of Black Swan Cygnus atratus and Freckled Duck Stictonetta nervosa.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Convolvulus angustissimus plant

Convolvulus angustissimus flower

Convolvulus angustissimus fruit

Convolvulus angustissimus seed