|Convolvulus Tricolor, Small
Convolvulus or Bindweed is a plant from family Pentandria Monogynia. This
species has usually been called Convolvulus Minor by gardeners, by way
of distinguishing it from the Convolvulus Purpureus, to which they have
given the name of major. It is a very pretty annual; a native of Spain,
Portugal, and Sicily, and very commonly cultivated in gardens.
The most usual colours of
its blossoms are blue, white, and yellow, whence its name of tricolor;
but there is a variety of it with white, and another with striped blossoms.
The whole plant with us is
in general hairy. It is propagated by seeds, which should be sown on the
flower-borders in the spring, where the plants are to remain: they require
no other care than to be thinned and weeded.