Every garden big or small must make space for this enchanting plant. As the name Vishnukranthi – Dwarf Morning Glory suggests, the blue flowers are a delight when in bloom and the leaves are equally attractive.
Evolvulus alsinoides is the botanical name of Vishnukranthi – Dwarf Morning Glory and it belongs to Convolvulaceae (Morning glory) family native to the South America. I have seen this plant grow in the wild in Karighatta, Marcona Hally Dam, and Western Ghats.
Leaves are 1 cm in length with the base pointed. The flowers are pale blue with a white middle and can be 6 to 8 mm in diameter. Round fruit contains 4 black seeds.
All parts of Vishnukranthi plant is used to treat many ailments, including improvement of memory power.