04
Aug
2011
Convolvulus althaeoides
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - althaeoides Convolvulus L.

Synonyms -

Popular names - convolvolo, viluchio rosso, Mallow bindweed.

Distribution and Habitat - native to the Mediterranean, grows in arid places, on the streets.

Description - herbaceous plant, perennial, creeping stems, 100 cm long, pubescent. Leaves simple, petiolate, upper leaves and bracts are deeply lobed. Inflorescence axillary, 1-5 flowers, pedicel with two small bracts. Infundibuliforma corolla, 25-40 mm, pink, stripes 5 glabra less pubescent. Stamens inserted in the tube corolin. Bilocular ovary. Fruit capsule tetrasperma, 1-2 lives.

Curiosity - can become invasive species.

Pictures were taken near a parking lot in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

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