Photo by Xero Sicyos, Llifle.com.
A flower with pale pink stripes by H.
A wild plant by Matt Prinsloo,
White flowers by Ilze Joubert,
Carl Peter Thunberg, 1794
South Africa, Lesotho?
Sandy - Mix
White (Pale Pink?) / Pale
Pink - Green
Entire-Leaved Ipomoea, Dwarf
White Ipomoea, Simple-Stalked Ipomoea, Igonsi
Convolvulus burmanni, Choisy.
Convolvulus plantagineus, Choisy.
Convolvulus simplex, Spreng.
This member of the Convolvulaceae
was given this name by Carl Peter Thunberg in 1794. It is found in South Africa
and perhaps in Lesotho? It is growing in a well drained sandy soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter,
although many write "large"? The entire plant
to ten centimetres in height. The flowers are white, but can have pale green or
pink stripes of perhaps be pale pink?.
generic name Ipomoea is derived from the Greek ἴψ, ἰπός;
meaning 'woodworm', and ὅμοιος; hómoios,
meaning 'resembling'. It referring to their twining habit. The species
name for the simple, grass-like leaves or the un-branched stem?.