Convolvulus spithamaeus

Family (Traditional)Convolvulaceae
Species:Convolvulus spithamaeus L.
Common NameLow False Bindweed
Growth Habitvine - forb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - forb; Region of Origin: North America; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: Purple; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 7
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Logan (KY), Knox (TN), Putnam (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY, HTTU, MEM, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1976 - 1978

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Knox Tennessee May 1896 A. Ruth
Convolvulus spithamaeus
N/A Knox Tennessee May 1896
Convolvulus spithamaeus
MEM011730 Logan Kentucky 13 May 1976 Raymond Athey
Convolvulus spithamaeus
HTTU006843 Putnam Tennessee
Convolvulus spithamaeus
HTTU006844 Putnam Tennessee
Convolvulus spithamaeus
31234100360005 Logan Kentucky 27 May 1978 William H. Martin
Convolvulus spithamaeus
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