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Muller, Thomas L.
Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br.
Hedge false bindweed, Hedge Bindweed
USDA Symbol: CASE13
USDA Native Status: Native and Introduced
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.
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
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
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, YT Native Distribution:
Throughout North America, except far north. Native Habitat:
Moist soil along streams, thickets, roadsides, waste places. USDA Native Status: L48(NI), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsLight 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.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0270
Collected July 3, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
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Record Modified: 2010-11-02
Research By: TWC Staff