Calystegia sepium

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Taxonomy
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Calystegia
Species: C. sepium
Scientific Name
Calystegia sepium
(L.) R. Br
Common Names

hedge bindweed, hedge false bindweed, bearbind, devil's guts, hedge bindweed, hedgebell, large bindweed, old man's night cap, wild morning glory

Overview

Appearance
Calystegia sepium is a perennial vine that can grow up to 10 ft. (3 m) long, often climbing over other herbaceous plants and shrubs.
Foliage
The stems are light green or red, with the leaves occurring sparsely. The leaves are about 4-5 in. (10-13 cm) and 2-3 in. (5-7.6 cm) across, usually with an arrowhead shape, which is deeply incised at the base.
Flowers
Flowers are funnel-shaped, white to lavender in color, and are about 2.5-3 in. (6.4-7.6 cm) across. The flowers open during the morning, and bloom during summer.
Fruit
Fruit is an egg-shaped capsule containing 2-4 dark brown to black seeds that are 0.2 in. (5 mm) long.
Ecological Threat
Calystegia sepium prefers disturbed areas including, cropland, pastures, abandoned fields, and areas along roadsides and railroads. It is native to Eurasia. This weed can be mistaken for Field Bindweed. However, field bindweed leaves are smaller, with a more rounded apex, and bases that are pointed or rounded, but not cut off squarely across the top as in Calystegia sepium.

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