A low creeper with thin, trailing or twining branches, spreading up to 1.5 m. Moderately to densely hairy. Leaves variable in shape with lower leaves arrow-shaped and very narrow and upper leaves oval to triangular. Single flowers pink with a paler throat, 20 mm wide and funnel-shaped.
|Former Scientific Name||
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. fililobus
The pink flowers distinguish it from the weed Convolvulus arvensis, which has white funnel-shaped flowers and many rhizomes.
Perennial. Grows on loamy or clay soils in grassy eucalypt woodlands or forests. Grows from a taproot. The flowers only last a day and only open in bright sunshine. Insect pollinated.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The fibrous roots and leaves of some Convolvulus species were used as food by the Aboriginal people, and the leaves were used to treat indigestion and diarrhoea.
The introduced Field Bindweed C. arvensis is distinguished by its broader arrow-shaped leaves. The Convovulus genus was revised in 2001 and now many populations of C. remotus and C. erubescens are subspecies of C. angustissimus.