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Calystegia sepium

Common Name: Hedge Bindweed
Calystegia sepium
Calystegia sepium

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Calystegia
Species: Calystegia sepium

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The flowers of this species are 3", trumpet-shaped, pink to white, striped, and they run along the vine.

The leaves are triangular and squared on the back corners like an arrowhead.

Habitat & Range

The plants grow along trail-sides and watersides in the eastern United States and Europe.

Life Cycle

The flowers bloom from May to September.

This species is an herbaceous perennial, with vines growing up to 12 feet.

Featured image by James Dake.


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