Evolvulus arizonicus A. Gray
Arizona Blue-eyes, Wild Dwarf Morning-glory
Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)
Synonym(s): Evolvulus arizonicus var. laetus, Evolvulus laetus
USDA Symbol: EVAR
A plant with grayish hairs, slender erect stems, and 1 shallow, bowl-shaped, blue to purplish-blue flower on a slender stalk in each upper leaf axil.
In the arid parts of the Southwest, truly blue flowers are uncommon; this flower, often as blue as those of true flax (Linum), is the prettiest of its genus in the whole region. It is very similar to E. alsinoides, a closely related species called Ojo de Vibora (Spanish for eye of the viper), which has corollas 1/8-3/8 (4-8 mm) wide; it is common from Arizona east to Texas and south into Mexico. Other Evolvulus in the West have very short stalks beneath the flowers and paler corollas.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AZ , NM
Native Distribution: Southern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Open areas in deserts, grasslands, and among piņon and juniper.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Evolvulus arizonicus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Evolvulus arizonicus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Evolvulus arizonicus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff