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Calystegia spithamaea (Low false bindweed)
Reveal, James L.

Calystegia spithamaea

Calystegia spithamaea (L.) Pursh

Low False Bindweed, Erect Bindweed

Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)


USDA Symbol: CASP14

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Obovate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Axillary
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NS
Native Habitat: Rocky or dry sandy soil, fields and open woodlands.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-31
Research By: TWC Staff

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