CONVOLVULACEAE - Morning Glory Family

Herbs, shrubs, trees, usually twining herbs

Leaves alternate, simple, lobed or entire

Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, large and showy, often with involucral bracts, in many types of infls.



Fruit a capsule

50 genera, 1500 species

Economic importance:
Ipomoea - Morning Glory, sweet potato
Convolvulus - Bindweed

Diagnostic characteristics: twining herbs, flowers 5-merous with corolla fused into a tube, stamens attahced to petals. Convolvulaceae are similar to Solanaceae except sepals are not fused