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Calystegia sepium (Hedge false bindweed)
Muller, Thomas L.

Calystegia sepium

Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br.

Hedge false bindweed, Hedge Bindweed

Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CASE13

USDA Native Status: L48 (NI), AK (I), CAN (N), SPM (I)

This smooth, twining vine has funnel-shaped flowers, pinkish with white stripes.
Flowers: 2-3 (5-7.5 cm) long; petals 5, fused together; calyx 5-lobed, enclosed in 2 pale green bracts.
Leaves: 2-4 (5-10 cm) long; arrow-shaped or triangular.
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This vine resembles the morning glories (Convolvulus species) and used to be placed in that genus, but differs in having two rounded stigmas rather than one. It can be a pest, twining among and engulfing desirable ornamentals, and is difficult to

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK , YT
Native Distribution: Throughout North America, except far north.
Native Habitat: Moist soil along streams, thickets, roadsides, waste places.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Conditions Comments: Each tightly twisted flower bud unwinds into a broad funnel during the day, re-twisting at night and when it has finished blooming. (Kershaw) Although hedge false-bindweed can be a serious weed, it can produce striking flowered blankets.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0270 Collected July 3, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

USDA: Find Calystegia sepium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Calystegia sepium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Calystegia sepium

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-11-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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