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Calystegia soldanella (Seashore false bindweed)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Calystegia soldanella

Calystegia soldanella (L.) R. Br.

Seashore False Bindweed, Beach Morning Glory

Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)

Synonym(s): Convolvulus soldanella

USDA Symbol: CASO2

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

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet long.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CA , NC , OR , VA , WA
Native Distribution: Along the Pacific Coast from British Columbia to southern California.
Native Habitat: Common on beach sands.

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-21
Research By: TWC Staff

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