|Scientific Name||Evolvulus nummularius|
Flowering class: Dicot
Distribution notes: Exotic
Habit: A small, prostrate herb, upto 20cm.
Slender prostrate perennial herbs. Leaves 5-15 x 4-10 mm, broadly ovate to orbicular, base subcordate, apex obtuse to emarginate, glabrous or sparsely hairy below; petiole to 5 mm long. Flowers 1-2, in leaf-axils; pedicels slender 2-5 mm long. Calyx lobes 5, free, 2-3.5 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, acute, ciliate on margins. Corolla white, 6-8 mm across, rotate. Stamens sub-exserted. Capsule 3-4 mm across, globose. Seeds brown to black.
Flowering and fruiting: Throughout the year
In axillary, solitary or paired; white. Flowering throughout the year.
A conical capsule. Fruiting throughout the year.
Stem prostrate, rooting at nodes.
Notes: Forest plantations & degraded moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
Forest plantations and degraded moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
Found along the roadsides, wastelands and grass turfs from plains to 500m. Common. Native of new world tropics, naturalized in India and Nepal.
Native of Tropical America; naturalised in Africa and Indo-Malesia
State - Kerala, District/s: All Districts
Kerala: All districts
Tamil Nadu: Cuddalore, Kancheepuram, Kanniyakumari, Thiruvallur, Tiruvannamalai, Viluppuram
Grown in gardens as ornamental plant.