Word Archaeology: convolvulus

From the New Latin “convolvere”, this word (first used in 1548), refers to a genus of twining herbs and shrubs with trumpet-shaped flowers, such as morning glories. Many of the plants are invasive weeds, but some are harvested for their attractive flowers to the point that they become threatened.

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Lead storyteller. Game designer and journalist. Recovering Floridian.

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