Common Name

Blushing Bindweed, Australian Bindweed




Before the 2001 revision of Convolvulus, all records of Convolvulus in the area covered by this key were called Convolvulus erubescens. The 2001 revision split Convolvulus erubescens into 11 species. Convolvulus erubescens in the strict sense is only found in wetter Eucalypt forests and rain forest margins in coastal areas from the Sydney area north to Rockhampton.

Perennial forb with trailing or twining stems. Leaves alternating along the stems, 1.5-6cm long, 15-40mm wide, flat, more or less hairless above, hairy to sparsely hairy below, with basal lobes and often side lobes as well, the edges flat to wavy, sometimes toothed, with rounded to pointed tips, occasionally notched, with small straight points. Flowers pink or mauve with a pale greenish throat, funnel-shaped, with 5 lobes, solitary or in small groups of 1-4 flowers (sometimes 2 groups of 1-4 flowers arising from the same point) on stalks arising from the bases of the leaves.

Description and line drawings in Johnson, R.W. (2001) A taxonomic revision of Convolvulus L. (Convolvulaceae) in Australia. Austrobaileya 6(1): pages 20-22, Fig. 5C page 16, Fig. 6C page 18, Map 2 page 13

The species of Convolvulus that have been recorded from the area covered by this key are Convolvulus clementii, Convolvulus crispifolius, and Convolvulus remotus. Convolvulus microsepalus  has been recorded 400m on the other side of the NSW/SA border, and near Red Cliffs, Vic.