Calystegia soldanella (L.) R. Br.
Beach Morning Glory, Seashore False Bindweed
Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)
Synonym(s): Convolvulus soldanella
USDA Symbol: CASO2
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: CA , NC , OR , VA , WA
Native Distribution: Along the Pacific Coast from British Columbia to southern California.
Native Habitat: Common on beach sands.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Calystegia soldanella in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Calystegia soldanella in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Calystegia soldanella
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff