Convolvulus cneorum L.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Convolvulus cneorum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/convolvulus/convolvulus-cneorum/). Accessed 2021-09-28.

Other taxa in genus

    Glossary

    alternate
    Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
    apex
    (pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
    calyx
    (pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
    corolla
    The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
    entire
    With an unbroken margin.
    oblanceolate
    Inversely lanceolate; broadest towards apex.
    umbel
    Inflorescence in which pedicels all arise from same point on peduncle. May be flat-topped (as in e.g. Umbelliferae) to spherical (as in e.g. Araliaceae). umbellate In form of umbel.

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    Credits

    Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

    Recommended citation
    'Convolvulus cneorum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/convolvulus/convolvulus-cneorum/). Accessed 2021-09-28.

    An evergreen, very leafy shrub 2 to 3 ft high, covered with silky hairs that give the entire younger part of the plant a beautiful silvery aspect. Leaves shortly stalked, alternate, narrowly oblong or oblanceolate, 1 to 212 in. long, 18 to 12 in. wide, always tapered at the base, but either pointed or rounded at the apex. Flowers in a terminal umbel, but opening successively during the summer; they are of the trumpet-mouthed type common to ‘morning glory’, being 114 in. long, rather more across, of flimsy texture, white tinged with pink, yellow in the tube; calyx as long as the corolla-tube, silky. Bot. Mag., t. 459.

    Native of S. Europe; cultivated in England, according to Aiton, in 1640. It is not quite hardy near London except against a wall, but thrives in the south and west. There are five strips of silky hairs traversing the corolla lengthwise outside. The specific epithet chosen by Linnaeus derives from the Greek ‘kneoron’ (see introduction to the genus Cneorum). It needs a dry, sunny spot, and can be increased very readily by cuttings taken during the summer, and placed in gentle heat.