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Calystegia silvatica

Calystegia silvatica (Kit.) Griseb.

Shortstalk False Bindweed

Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)


USDA Symbol: CASI10

USDA Native Status: L48 (NI), CAN (N)

This species includes subspecies that are North American natives. However, it also includes subspecies that are not native to North America, e.g. Calystegia silvatica ssp. silvatica, Shortstalk False Bindweed. Non-native taxa are not treated in this database.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Cordate , Hastate , Oblong
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Base: Hastate
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Rampant climber, stems up to about 10 feet long.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , CA , CO , CT , DC , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NM , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Canada: SK

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-03
Research By: DEW

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