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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, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 3½ × 3½" (9.4 × 9.5 cm)

Calystegia sepium (hedge morning glory, larger bindweed, hedge bindweed, hedge false bindweed)

7/5/2021 · Curtis Farm Preserve, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 3 × 4" (8.4 × 10 cm)

 
Convolvulus arvensis
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Calystegia sepium
Common Name

field bindweed

hedge morning glory
Plant Vines are 20-79" (50-200 cm) high. Vine up to 12’ in length, stem light green or red
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
Leaves ¾-1¾" (2-5 cm) × ⅜-1" (1-3 cm) wide, either linear or shaped like arrowheads (sagittate). Shaped like arrowheads (sagittate)
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
Range/ Zones

Type Wild 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

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)

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

Calystegia sepium (hedge morning glory, larger bindweed, hedge bindweed, hedge false bindweed)

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

Calystegia sepium (hedge morning glory, larger bindweed, hedge bindweed, hedge false bindweed)

7/5/2021 · Curtis Farm Preserve, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 6 × 3½" (14 × 9.4 cm)

Calystegia sepium (hedge morning glory, larger bindweed, hedge bindweed, hedge false bindweed)

7/15/1998 · Kennebunkport, Maine

Calystegia sepium (hedge morning glory, larger bindweed, hedge bindweed, hedge false bindweed)

7/16/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 12 × 14" (31 × 36 cm) ID is uncertain

Calystegia sepium (hedge morning glory, larger bindweed, hedge bindweed, hedge false bindweed)

7/5/2021 · Curtis Farm Preserve, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9 cm)

 

Calystegia sepium description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 6 Sep 2021.

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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, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 44 cm) ID is uncertain

Calystegia sepium (hedge morning glory, larger bindweed, hedge bindweed, hedge false bindweed)

7/5/2021 · Curtis Farm Preserve, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 6 × 4" (16 × 10 cm)

Calystegia sepium (hedge morning glory, larger bindweed, hedge bindweed, hedge false bindweed)

7/5/2021 · Curtis Farm Preserve, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 3½ × 3" (9.8 × 8.4 cm)

Calystegia sepium (hedge morning glory, larger bindweed, hedge bindweed, hedge false bindweed)

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

Calystegia sepium (hedge morning glory, larger bindweed, hedge bindweed, hedge false bindweed)

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

Calystegia sepium (hedge morning glory, larger bindweed, hedge bindweed, hedge false bindweed)

8/1/2021 · Houghton Graves Park, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 4 × 3½" (10 × 9.4 cm)

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