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Large Bindweed

Calystegia silvatica

Plant Data

Order:
Solanales
Family:
Convolvulaceae (Bindweed)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
White but occasionally pale pink with 5 white stripes, up to 9cm, trumpet-shaped. Bracts completely covering the sepals unlike Hedge Bindweed, however Large Bindweed often hybridizes with Hedge Bindweed making identification difficult.
Fruit:
Light brown capsules, usually containing 2 seeds.
Leaves:
Arrow-shaped with a sharp tip, alternate and long-stalked. The bases of the leaves have V-shaped angular lobes.
Maximum Size:
3 meters tall.
Other Names:
Giant Bindweed, Great Bindweed, Greater Bindweed.
Habitats:
Hedgerows, roadsides, wasteland, woodland.