Evolvulus glomeratus

Evolvulus glomeratus Nees. & Mart.

Common Names: Blue Daze, Brazilian Dwarf Morning Glory

Family: Convolvulaceae

Habit: Evolvulus glomeratus grows as a lax perennial herb becoming basally woody, to 50 cm in height.  The leaves are arranged alternately, narrow oblong, to 3 cm long and 1 cm wide with an entire margin, an acute leaf apex and leaf base. Leaves and stems covered with silky pubescent trichomes.

The complete, perfect, actinomorphic flowers are solitary in leaf axils.  The calyx has 5 unfused, green sepals. The sharply funnelform corolla has 5 fused, pubescent, purplish blue to lavender petals. There are 5 functional stamens fused to the base of the corolla and 5 staminodes.  The superior ovary with 2 locules and numerous ovules. The round fruit is a tan, many seeded capsule with tan glabrous seeds.

Habitat: Evolvulus glomeratus grows in Human Altered environments (yards, gardens)

Distribution: Evolvulus glomeratus is NOT native to the Lucayan Archipelago. It is native to Brazil and northern South America but has been introduced in tropical and subtropical regions as a cultivated species

Medicinal/Cultural/Economic Usage: Evolvulus glomeratus is not used medicinally in the Bahamian Archipelago. 

It is grown as an ornamental for gardens.