Flowers. Photo: Richard Hartland, Melton, Vic

Flower and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Leaf. Unknown photographer, Trust for Nature, Ned's Corner Station, Lake Cullulleraine, Vic

Leaves. Photo: Russell Best , Ned's Corner, Vic

Plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Grassy Bindweed




Perennial forb or climber, prostrate or to 90cm or more tall.  Leaves alternating along the stem, 1-8cm long, 3-40mm wide, flat, sparsely to densely hairy, with entire edges, upper leaves with basal lobes, tips blunt or pointed, sometimes notched.  Flowers pink, occasionally white, mauve, or reddish purple, funnel-shaped, with 5 lobes, solitary or in small groups of 1-3 flowers (rarely 2 groups of 1-3 flowers arising from the same point) on stalks arising from the bases of the leaves.. 

Differs from Convolvulus clementii and Convolvulus crispifolius in that the leaves are relatively narrow with entire edges, and basal lobes only.

Differs from Convolvulus microsepalus in that the sepals are 4-7mm in length, with a small point.

PlantNET description, line drawing, and photo of dried plants:

Description and line drawings in   Johnson, R.W. (2001) A taxonomic revision of Convolvulus L. (Convolvulaceae) in Australia. Austrobaileya 6(1): pages 14-15, Figs. 3D, 4D page 9, Map 3 page 16