Evolvulus alsinoides  Dwarf Morning Glory
PERENNIAL.  The smallest Evolvulus, with tiny flat flowers only .5 cm in diameter.  Stems weak, often tangled in other plants.  Blooms in April after a wet winter, but primarily a monsoon plant, at its best in July and August.  In the Empires, occasional in small canyons and washes.
FAMILY:  Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory Family)

Evolvulus is a genus of morning glories with distinctive small flat wheel-like flowers.  They are not tubular or trumpet-shaped like those of other morning glories.  The five united petals have a central crease that may make them look notched at the edges.  Leaves are long oval, sharp pointed, with flattened silvery hairs.  Species are identified by growth habit, flower color, and flower size.