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Calystegia spithamaea ssp. purshiana

Calystegia spithamaea (L.) Pursh ssp. purshiana (Wherry) Brummitt

Low False Bindweed, Shale Barren Bindweed

Convolvulaceae (Morning-glory family)

Synonym(s): Calystegia sepium var. pubescens, Calystegia spithamaea var. pubescens, Convolvulus purshianus, Convolvulus sepium var. pubescens, Convolvulus spithamaeus var. pubescens


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , GA , MD , NC , PA , SC , VA , WV
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky or gravelly slopes, shale barrens, rocky woodlands.

Web Reference

Webref 156 - Shale Barren Bindweed (2021) Lucas Land
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-07-05
Research By: CBR

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