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Evolvulus nuttallianus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Tribe: Cresseae
Genus: Evolvulus

About 100, see text

Evolvulus is a genus of flowering plants in the Convolvulaceae, the morning glory family. They are known generally as dwarf morning glories.[1] Most all are native to the Americas. There are about 100 species.[2]


These plants are annual and perennial herbs and shrubs. They have non-twining stems. The leaves have smooth edges. Flowers are borne singly or in small clusters, or sometimes in spikes. The corolla is round and flat or bell-shaped. The fruit is a capsule containing 1 to 4 seeds.[2]


The genus name Evolvulus comes from the Latin word meaning "to unroll", inspired by its non-vining form.[3]


Species include:


  1. ^ Evolvulus. USDA PLANTS.
  2. ^ a b Evolvulus. Flora of China.
  3. ^ Evolvulus glomeratus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed 10 October 2012.

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