Perennial herb from a widespread and deeply descending rhizome; stems trailing to somewhat twining, 0.2-2.0 m long, often forming carpets.
Stem leaves alternate, narrowly egg- to arrowhead-shaped at the base, blunt or sharp-pointed at the tip, 2-6 cm long, glabrous to sparsely hairy, stalked.
Inflorescence of 1 or 2, funnel-shaped, 15-25 mm wide, wide-mouthed flowers on erect stalks that exceed the leaves; petals white to pinkish-purple, fused, twisted in bud, pleated in flower; linear bracts midway down flowering stalks.
Capsules cone-shaped, 5-7 mm long; seeds 4 mm long, smooth.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Convolvulus ambigens House
Convolvulus incanus auct. non Vahl [misapplied]
Strophocaulos arvensis (L.) Small