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Calystegia sepium

Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br.

 

Hedge Morning Glory, Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, Hedge False Bindweed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderSolanalesPotatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, petunias, sweet potatoes, morning glories, many others
FamilyConvolvulaceaeBindweed or morning glory family
GenusCalystegiaFrom Greek kalux, “cup,” and stegos, “a covering”
Speciessepium“Growing in hedges”

About plant names...

Bindweeds, sometimes called wild morning glories, are vines that twine around other plants. They are native to temperate regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, Australia, and Argentina. They are attractive, but they are aggressive and, in some areas, invasive.

Identification: This species is a vine that climbs up to about 12' (3.7 m). The vine itself is light green or red. The flowers are trumpet-shaped, up to 3" (7.6 cm) across, usually white, occasionally pink and white, with a yellow throat. (If you have seen morning glories, you will recognize these flowers.) Leaves are shaped like arrowheads (sagittate). Seed pods are nearly round, containing two seeds looking similar to orange segments.

Some similar-looking plants:

 

Calystegia sepium (Hedge Morning Glory, Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, Hedge False Bindweed)

6/21/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 3½ × 3½" (9.4 × 9.5 cm) ID is uncertain

Calystegia sepium (Hedge Morning Glory, Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, Hedge False Bindweed)

6/21/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 21 × 31" (52 × 78 cm) ID is uncertain

 
Convolvulus arvensis
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Calystegia sepium

Polygonum convolvulus var. convolvulus
Common Name

Field Bindweed

Hedge Morning Glory

Black Bindweed
Plant Vines are 20-79" (50-200 cm) high. Vine up to 12’ in length, stem light green or red Vine up to 3' (1 m) long. At leaf nodes there is an ocrea.
Flowers Trumpet-shaped, ⅜-⅞" (1-2.5 cm) in diameter, and white or pale pink. Small bracts are separate from the flowers. Trumpet-shaped, up to 3” across, white or pink and white, with a yellow throat Small, greenish-pink to greenish-white, in racemes (bunches); individual flowers are ⅛" (4 mm) long, racemes are up to 2½" (6.3 cm) long
Leaves ¾-1¾" (2-5 cm) × ⅜-1" (1-3 cm) wide, either linear or shaped like arrowheads (sagittate). Shaped like arrowheads (sagittate) Alternate, triangular or heart-shaped, lower corners of leaves aim inward toward the petiole (leaf stem)
Fruit Seeds ⅛" (3.2 mm) long, with two flat sides and a convex side, like an orange segment. Nearly round, in pairs, like segments of an orange Three-sided, with a single dull black seed
Range/ Zones

Type Wild Wild Wild

 

 
Polygonum scandens
Common Name

Climbing False Buckwheat
Plant Vines up to 20' (6.1 m) long. Stems are light green to bright red, almost hairless. Where leaves attach to the stem, there is a protective sheath, or ocrea
Flowers Racemes are 2-8" (5-20 cm) long, with small greenish flowers.
Leaves Ovate, approaching sagittate (shaped like an arrowhead), up to 2" (5 cm) × 4" (10 cm). Leaf petioles are up to 1½" (3.8 cm) long
Fruit Greenish, with white or pink borders.
Range/ Zones

Type Wild

 

Calystegia sepium (Hedge Morning Glory, Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, Hedge False Bindweed)

Seed pod and seeds. By Leo Michels.

Online References:

Calystegia sepium on Missouriplants.com

Calystegia sepium at Illinois Wildflowers

Calystegia sepium on Plants for a Future, a resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants

Calystegia sepium on the Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide

Calystegia sepium on Wikipedia

Calystegia sepium on luirig.altervista.org

Calystegia sepium (Hedge Morning Glory, Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, Hedge False Bindweed)

8/25/2007 · Tillamook State Forest, OR
≈ 10 × 7" (26 × 17 cm) ID is uncertain

Calystegia sepium (Hedge Morning Glory, Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, Hedge False Bindweed)

7/15/1998 · Kennebunkport, ME

Calystegia sepium (Hedge Morning Glory, Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, Hedge False Bindweed)

7/16/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 10 × 14" (26 × 35 cm) ID is uncertain

Calystegia sepium description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Calystegia sepium (Hedge Morning Glory, Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, Hedge False Bindweed)

7/16/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 44 cm) ID is uncertain

Calystegia sepium (Hedge Morning Glory, Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, Hedge False Bindweed)

6/21/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm) ID is uncertain

Calystegia sepium (Hedge Morning Glory, Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, Hedge False Bindweed)

7/5/2010 · Tarrywile Park and Mansion, Danbury, CT
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

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