Convolvulus remotus R.Br.

Grassy Bindweed

Prodr. 483 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial with twining, sometimes trailing stems, sparsely to densely hairy. Mid-stem leaves triangular, ovate or oblong in outline, 10–80 mm long, 3–40 mm wide, entire, apex acute to obtuse, mucronate, base hastate or sagittate, basal lobes entire or sometimes asymmetrically notched at tips, sparsely to densely appressed-pilose; petiole 2–20 mm long. Flowers 1 or 2, rarely 3; peduncles 5–42 mm long; pedicels 3–16 mm long, shorter than peduncles, straight or sinuate in fruit; bracteoles linear to subulate, 1.3–3 mm long; sepals elliptic to suborbicular, 4–6(–7) mm long, moderately to densely silky, apiculate; corolla funnel-shaped, 8–12 mm long, pink, occasionally white, mauve or reddish purple, throat creamish green. Capsule globose to globose-ovoid, 5–7 mm diam., style-base persistent; seeds finely punctate, with low irregular ridges and tubercles and a narrow continuous to broken wing on outer margins, glabrous. Flowers mainly spring and summer (but spasmodic throughout the year).

LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, WPro, Wim. Also NT, SA, Qld, NSW.  Known with certainty in Victoria from north-western and north-central ares, with an isolated collection from Wilsons Promontory. It has been recorded mainly from heavier soils of river banks and floodplains, but also occasionally on sandy soils.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Convolvulaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2016-10-03
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Solanales
genus Convolvulus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Convolvulus remotus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Convolvulus remotus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Wilsons Promontory present native

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales