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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Calystegia soldanella (L.) R. Br. ex Roemer & J.A. Schultes
Beach Morning Glory, Seashore false bindweed
USDA Symbol: caso2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Trailing stems growing from deep rootstocks have thick, kidney-shaped leaves and funnel-shaped, pink or rose flowers on short stalks from axils.
This fleshy plant does not seem very similar to the garden Morning Glory, but the resemblance of its flower is unmistakable. In the cool, humid, coastal climate it remains open most of the day.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
CA , NC , OR , VA , WA Native Distribution:
Along the Pacific Coast from British Columbia to southern California. Native Habitat:
Common on beach sands. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff