Convolvulus tricolor

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Convolvulus tricolor
Convolvulus April 2010-1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Convolvulus
Species: C. tricolor
Binomial name
Convolvulus tricolor
L.

Convolvulus tricolor (syn. C. minor), is a species of morning glory known by the common names dwarf morning-glory[1] and tricolour convolvulus.[2]

Description[edit]

It is a short to medium annual plant with solitary long-stalked flowers. The flower is a tri-coloured funnel-shaped bloom about three centimeters wide, blue with white and a yellow centre.

Taxonomy[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Subspecies[edit]

[3]

O. Bolòs et J. Vigoe distinguish Convolvulus tricolor ssp. pentapetaloides (L.) O.Bolòs & Vigo, found in the Balearic isles, from the type subspecies (Convolvulus tricolor ssp tricolor) by flowers that are smaller (7-10 mm), and both the calyx and the capsule having few or no hairs. [4]

Habitat[edit]

Common on cultivated land, dry open habitats, sandy places and roadsides. Soil must be warmed to at least 64°F to grow without any issues.

Distribution[edit]

This flowering plant is native to the Mediterranean Basin, particularly the south, but it is occasionally seen in other areas of similar climate. In Spain it can be found in the Balearic Islands, [4] and Andalusia, especially in the Costa del Sol. [5]

Cultivation[edit]

Convolvulus tricolor is usually cultivated for ornamental purposes. Cultivars include: Red Ensign, Blue Ensign

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Convolvulus tricolor". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  3. ^ [http://www.anthos.es/v22/index.php?set_locale=es Convolvulus tricolor Real Jardín Botánico: Proyecto Anthos
  4. ^ a b Herbario Virtual: Convolvulus tricolor L. subsp. pentapetaloides
  5. ^ García Guardia, G. (1988). Flores Silvestres de Andalucía. Alcorcón:Rueda. ISBN 84-7207-049-2.

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