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Hedge Bindweed

Calystegia sepium

Plant Data

Order:
Solanales
Family:
Convolvulaceae (Bindweed)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Usually pure white but occasionally pink with 5 white stripes, up to 6cm, trumpet-shaped. Sepals often purple tinged and only half-covered by two large bracts. Often hybridizes with Hedge Bindweed making identification difficult.
Fruit:
A capsule which contains 1 to 4 seeds, rarely more than 1cm long.
Leaves:
Long stalked, arrow-shaped leaves and sharp-tipped, not hairy. The bases of the leaves have angled lobes.
Maximum Size:
3 meters tall.
Other Names:
Appalachia False Bindweed, Bearbind, Bearbine, Bellbind, Belle of the Ball, Bethbine, Bine Lilies, Bingham's False Bindweed, Bride's Gown, Bugle Vine, Cornbine, Daddy White-Shirt, Devil's Nightcap, Field Convolvulus, Gramophones, Grandma's Nightcap, Granny-pop-out-of-bed, Granny's Night Bonnet, Greater Bindweed, Heavenly Trumpets, Hedge Bell, Hedge False Bindweed, Hedge-Strangler, Hell Weed, Holland Smocks, Hooded Bindweed, Lady's Nightcap, Lady's Smock, Larger Sunshade, London Bells, Old Man's Nightcap, Pink Bindweed, Ropewind, Rutland Beauty, Wedlock, White Witches Hat, Wild Convolvulus, Wild Morning Glory, Withybind, Withyweed, Withywind.
Habitats:
Fens, hedgerows, roadsides, wasteland, woodland.