Stylisma humistrata (Walt.) Chapm. - Southern Dawnflower
Family - Convolvulaceae
Flowering - June - September.
Habitat - Sandhills, dry hammocks, roadsides, waste ground.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found scattered throughout much of Alabama. The plant can be identified by its pubescent stems, white flowers, 2-parted styles, glabrous sepals, and oblong-elliptic leaves. In waste areas the plant can be abundant. The white flowers close quickly when hit by hot, direct sun.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 10, Lee County, AL., 8-27-04.