Convolvulus equitans Benth.
Texas Bindweed, Bindweed
Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)
Synonym(s): Convolvulus hermannioides, Convolvulus simulans
USDA Symbol: coeq
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems prostrate or twining, up to about 6 feet long.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AR , AZ , CA , CO , KS , NM , OK , TX , UT
Native Habitat: Common in prairies and disturbed areas of all but the eastern edge of Texas. Also to Kansas, Colorado, Arizona and Mexico.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: Pretty morning glory-like flowers highlight non-aggressive climber.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Seed Collection: Collect throughout summer.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Texas Master Naturalists - Lost Pines Chapter - Bastrop, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0789 Collected Apr 27, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
NPSOT 0181 Collected May 18, 1991 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
NPSOT 0888 Collected May 20, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0269 Collected July 4, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
NPSOT 0056 Collected May 18, 1990 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
NPSOT 0107 Collected Sept. 3, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-DEM-1 Collected 2009-06-25 in Burnet County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Convolvulus equitans in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Convolvulus equitans in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Convolvulus equitans
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff, GDB