ee-VOLV-yoo-lus — unrolled, non-twining
num-ew-LAH-ree-us — coin-shapedDave’s Botanary
Native to: North & South America; naturalized elsewhere 
Roundleaf Bindweed, Agracejo rastrero • Marathi: निमुलवेल Nimulwel • Sanskrit: Akhuparni, मूषाकर्णी Musakarni • Nepalese: छतबातिजा Chhatbatiza; 

A creeping perennial herb rooting at nodes; leaves distichous, nearly orbicular, 1-2 cm on 3-5 mm long petiole; flowers white, singly or two in leaf axils; 6-8 mm across; capsule ovoid, 2-3 mm in diam. with 2-4 brown seeds.

A south American weed having having naturalized in many parts of India, Asia and Africa.

Quite effective as an anthemientic, antibacterial and in wound healing …;


Convulvulaceae: Evolvulus nummularis:

Very common in Delhi

Evolvulus nummularius:
Please find attached photos of Evolvulus nummularius, ided by … (August, 2009), sighted again on 17.07.2011 in HD Kote area, Karnataka.
Evolvulus nummularius (Convolvulaceae)

  – Introduced
– Prostrate herb
– Rooting at nodes
– Flower tubular-campanulate
– Leaves- quadrate to suborbicular

Nice reporting and uploading of different poses of the plant!


Shrub No.1 for ID plz.:
Please help with the ID. All taken
in chennai, South India in the month of july.



ID for this plant:
Pls some one  id this plant, by the the flowers are pure white no bloue or yellow pure white, if possible give me sanskrit and hindi names.

Yes an American weed slowly spreading in many parts of tropical India.
Often found in lawns and wastelands in Delhi.


Convolvulaceae Week: Evolvulus nummularius from Delhi:

Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L., Sp. Pl., ed. 2. 391. 1762.

Syn: Convolvulus nummularius L.

A creeping perennial herb rooting at nodes; leaves distichous, nearly orbicular, 1-2 cm on 3-5 mm long petiole; flowers white, singly or two in leaf axils; 6-8 mm across; capsule ovoid, 2-3 mm in diam. with 2-4 brown seeds.

A south American weed having having naturalized in many parts of India, Asia and Africa.

Common in Delhi in shaded somewhat wet places.

ee-VOLV-yoo-lus — unrolled, non-twining
num-ew-LAH-ree-us — coin-shapedDave’s Botanary

Dec 1, 2007 … in garden at Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra
commonly known as: roundleaf bindweed
Native to: North & South America; naturalized elsewhere
References: Flowers of IndiaConvolvulaceae Unlimited
more views: Dec 1, 2007 … in garden at Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra



Evolvulus nummularius from Hooghly: 
Attaching images of what i think is Evolvulus nummularius L. The Bengali name given to it is BHNUI-AKRA.

Species : Evolvulus nummularius L.
Habit & Habitat : wild creeper, roadside grassy place
Date : 02-04-2012, 9.30 a.m.
Place : Nalikul (Hooghly), WB
ID help : PLANT GROUPS by H. Mukherji

I have heard it called musaakarni: because the tiny leaf shape reminds one of the external ear of a mouse!!!
bojo tthela… quite effective as an anthemientic, antibacterial and in wound healing …

130513 – ASP15 : Attachments (1).  3 posts by 3 authors.
It is commonly used in indegenous medicine. It was collected in March 2013 from a herbal garden in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. Can you please identify.

Can be Evolvulus nummularius..

Yes to me too it is Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L. (Convolvulaceae).


270613 ASP 67 :  Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Can you please ID this creeping medicinal herb. Unfortunately no flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Nov 2011.

Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L.,


BRS 488 27072013 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. confirmation.
Date: 25.07.2013
Location: Adyar, Chennai
Habitat: Urban
Habit: climber?

Could this be Evolvulus nummularius ?? (Family: Convolvulaceae)..

Thanks … and …


Volvulopsis nummularia :  Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.

Volvulopsis nummularia
Small anual herb with prostrate stems
Today (10.11.13) at Phansad WLS

Evolvulus nummularius (L). L : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Evolvulus nummularius (L). L;  Fam: Convolvulaceae,
Chennai out skirt, prostrate herb, flowering, wild

Nice photographs  


Herb ID from Bangladesh SM114 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2).

Habit: Creeping
Habitat: Wild

Location: Dhaka City

A chance for Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L.

It is Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L. only

Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L. from Assam KD 06 Oct : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Attached images are Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L.  
Date :31.08.2014
Location: Assam
Family : Convolvulaceae
Genus & species : Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L. 
Habitat: Grows wild on open space
Habit :Herb

… nice patch found..


evolvulus nummularius : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
evolvulus nummularius @ Kolaras village in Shivpuri area collected and sold as Bhrami – Centella asiatica

Plant I’d please 9/2016-4 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
It very dwarf and grows seasonally AS GROUND COVER

Evolvulus numularius (Convolvulaceae).
Please compare with images in efi.


Near DVC canal, Bhadreshwar, Hooghly, West Bengal: 15/12/2007; ITI Nand Nagari, Delhi- May’09; Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai- June’09?; Tala, Distt Umariya, M.P.- Nov.’09?; 

(060509SCS1-3) Ficus pumila type small plant from Delhi – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Creeper for ID SK004 – indiantreepix | Google Groups

020819 EPT : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)
Requesting ID please
Location : Chennai outskirts
Date :01/08/19
Elevation : 23 mts.
Habitat :Urban garden
Habit : Weed

Evolvulus nummularius

Yes, … is correct, I too agreed with him.


Creeping herb:
A herb creeping on the ground. Flowers not seen. Could you help me to identify this please. 

Looks like Evolvulus nummularius

Looks like species of Evolvulus to me too. Please check whether there is any flower.

Evolvulus nummularius L. is correct ID !

I agree with  …


ID Request – 250621AS01- evolvulus nummularius?: 1 image.
Date/Time– 22/06/21
– Reni Pani Village, 350 m,
Habitat- Wild Type- Dry tropical forest, growing on sandy soil, with low moisture content
Plant Habit- Creeper
15 cm
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- rounded leaves alternately arranged
Inflorescence Type/ Size- Single flower, 1 cm wide, white in colour

Yes, appears so as per images at Evolvulus nummularius


171021AB2 ID Request: 2 images.

Posting some pictures of a herb in my garden. ID, please.
Date/Time – October 17, 2021; 10:38 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS – Wardha, Maharashtra; 200 m altitude
Habitat – Garden
Plant Habit – Herb; Climber 
Plant Height – Prostrate
Leaves Size/Shape – 1-2 cm length; Ovate/Orbicular
Flowers Size/Colour – 1 cm length; White corolla
Fruits Size – Not available

Evolvulus nummularius

Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L. !

Seems to me that my garden is full of non-native exotic species, this one as well as the last few ID requests I had posted, such as Ipomoea trilobaKalanchoe blossfeldiana and Ruellia tuberosa.
Pleasure interacting with you, for the swiftness with which you respond.


193 ID wild plant Evolvulus: 12 images.

Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 14.11.2021, 12.10 pm
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: creeping, branches, slender weak stem 01 mm diameter, hairy, annual
Height: 05cm
Leaves: alternate, ovate, size:12×10 mm
Flower: 5 petals, diameter: 07 mm, white, non fragrant
Fruit: globular green into brown, diameter: 3 mm
Camera: mobile Samsung Galaxy A21s

Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L.

Yes, it is dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant,


Validation of Convolvulus arvensis: 2 high res. images.
Request for validation of Convolvulus arvensis from Bilaspur. Photographed in April 2022.

Please check for Evolvulus nummularius:

Yes It’s Evolvulus nummularius,


Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L.: 10 very high res. images.

Location: Surkhet, West Nepal
Altitude:  438m.
Date: 28 August 2021
Habit : Wild


Requesting a herb ID_090522-1: 1 high res. images.
Flimsy herb with opposite phyllotaxy, leaves are horseshoe shaped. Flowers white, anthers 5. 

Leaves are not opposite phyllotaxy, leaves alternate check once again,
Evolvulus nummularius, Convolvulaceae member.

Yes, you are right sir. They are alternate. Looked opposite from afar.


ID: white-flowered spreading prostrate plant: 4 images.
Sandstone-derived soils

I think it is close to images and details at Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L.


Yes from me also. Seen here also.


Identification help: 1 high res. image.
May I ask for assistance in identification of the attached plant.

Place of collection- Karimganj, Assam.
Habitat- Terrestrial, on dry soil. 
Creeping, prostrate herb, forming carpet like colony. White solitary flowers from leaf axil. Fruits small round in the lower surface covered underneath the leaves, berry like. Wild.
Collected on- 12.3.23
Elevation- avg 19m

Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L.

Yes, as per images at


Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L. :: Waghbil, Thane :: Dec 1, 2007 · JUN23 DV310: 2 images.

Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L.
Waghbil, Thane :: Dec 1, 2007 · 12:46 PM IST :: about 3 m (10 ft) asl
Earlier uploaded at efloraofindia


Creeper ID: 3 high res. images.

Can you help me ID this creeper?
Seen in Bhopal, 18/8/2023.

Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L.