Convolvulus equitans - Texas Bindweed

Convolvulus equitans – Texas Bindweed

Spotted this today in the Dessau Middle School parking lot while in between photo shooting assignments involving Lego Robotics pieces. A member of the Morning Glory family, this is a fairly small annual vine that usually prefers partial shade according to the Wildflower Center’s NPIN. Enquist’s Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country refers to it as a perennial. Interesting. Usually found prostrate or climbing on short weeds in the fields, it is common in the Hill Country and is native throughout the Southwest to California, except for Nevada. It ventures eastward to Arkansas and Alabama, according to the USDA’s database. The pink or purple centered white flowers remind me of the much larger Alamo Vine Ipomoea pandurata