Australian Bindweed
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Ellura
Australian Bindweed
Leaves
 
                      
Australian Bindweed (Convolvulus angustissimus ssp angustissimus)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants
Order: Potatoes (Solanales)
Family: Bindweed (Convolvulaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Australian Bindweed (Convolvulus angustissimus ssp angustissimus)
This Photo:     Seedling
Synonym: Convolvulus erubescens
Other name: Pink Convolvulus

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
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 © 2013-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Jun-2013
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)