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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)


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.

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

Bloom Information

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


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.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Herbarium Specimen(s)

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

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Calystegia sepium in USDA Plants
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Record Modified: 2010-11-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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