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Convolvulus simulans
SMALL-FLOWERED MORNING-GLORY

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Family: ConvolvulaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: MORNING-GLORY FAMILY
Habit: Annual, perennial herb, subshrub, generally twining or trailing. Leaf: 0 or alternate. Inflorescence: cyme or flowers 1 in axils; bracts subtending flowers 0 or 2. Flower: bisexual, radial; sepals (4)5, +- free, overlapping, persistent, often unequal; corolla generally showy, generally bell-shaped, +- shallowly 5-lobed, generally pleated and twisted in bud; stamens 5, epipetalous; pistil 1, ovary superior, chambers generally 2, each generally 2-ovuled, styles 1--2. Fruit: generally capsule. Seed: 1--4(6).
Genera In Family: 55--60 genera, 1600--1700 species: warm temperate to tropics; some cultivated for food or as ornamental (Ipomoea). Note: Monophyletic only if Cuscutaceae included, as treated here. Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet, Ipomoea hederacea Jacq. [Ipomoea nil L., misappl.], Ipomoea indica (Burm.) Merr. (including Ipomoea mutabilis Ker Gawl.), Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth, Ipomoea triloba L., all included in TJM (1993), not naturalized.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: ConvolvulusView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: MORNING-GLORY, BINDWEED
Habit: Annual, perennial herb from caudex or rhizome, generally +- glabrous. Stem: generally trailing to high-climbing, generally twisting, twining. Leaf: generally > 1 cm, generally petioled, generally cordate or hastate. Inflorescence: bracts generally 2, > 1 mm below calyx, not hiding it. Flower: generally showy; corolla generally funnel-shaped, pleated, 5-angled or -lobed; stamens included; ovary chambers 2, septa complete, stigma lobes 2, linear to narrowly spoon-shaped, tips acute. Fruit: spheric, +- inflated. Seed: generally 4.
Species In Genus: 250 species: generally temperate. Etymology: (Latin, entwine) Note: Not easily distinguished from Calystegia.

Convolvulus simulans L.M. Perry
NATIVE
Habit: Annual, strigose. Stem: tufted, diffusely branched, 10--40 cm. Leaf: entire, generally < 6 cm, oblanceolate, +- sessile, narrowed to base. Inflorescence: peduncles 1-flowered, short, +- sharply nodding in fruit; bracts 3--7 mm, linear or narrowly oblanceolate, 2--5 mm below calyx. Flower: calyx lobes 3--4 mm, oblong-obovate; corolla +- 0.6 cm, bell-shaped, pale-pink or -blue, lobes +- 1/2 tube, +- ascending. Fruit: +- 7 mm.
Ecology: Clay substrates, occasionally serpentine, annual grassland, coastal-sage scrub, chaparral; Elevation: 30--875 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SNF, SnJV/SCoRI, SnFrB, s SCoRO, SCo, ChI, WTR, PR; Distribution Outside California: Arizona, Baja California. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston
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Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston 2016. Convolvulus simulans, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=20208, accessed on July 23, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 23, 2016.


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Geographic subdivisions for Convolvulus simulans:
s SNF, SnJV/SCoRI, SnFrB, s SCoRO, SCo, ChI, WTR, PR;
Markers link to CCH specimen records. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues. Purple markers indicate specimens collected from a garden, greenhouse, or other non-wild location.
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