Australian Bindweed
Leaves
Ellura
Grassland Bindweed
Whole
 
    
Australian Bindweed (Convolvulus angustissimus ssp angustissimus)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Other Small Plants
Order: Solanales
Family: Bindweed (Convolvulaceae)
Species: Australian Bindweed (Convolvulus angustissimus ssp angustissimus)
This Photo:     Flower
Synonym: Convolvulus erubescens
Other name: Pink Convolvulus

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Pretty little pink flower (about the size of a finger-nail) with green leaves and runners that can climb.
The flower has a unique way of opening by "unfolding"; as it is a single petal.
The fold lines are plainly visible. It gives it the appearance of an origami (paper) flower.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Sep-2012
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)