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Hedge Bindweed
Calystegia sepium
(formerly Convolvulus sepium)

Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium) Other scientific names: Convolvulus sepium, Calystegia inflata, Convolvulus americanus

Family: Bindweed Family (Convolvulaceae)

Group: Bindweeds

Distinctive features: Leaves have square ends towards the base (see photos).

Similar species:
  •   Upright Bindweed (Calystegia spithamaea) - Large white flowers. Leaves not square at base.

  •   Eurasian Black Bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus) - Leaves not square at base.

  •   Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) - Smaller white flowers. Leaves have two pointy ends near the base.

Flowers: Summer;  White;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate, Simple, Entire

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 324    Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 12, 254    ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 239   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: sepium: growing in hedges

Photographs: 37 photographs available, of which 6 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

The large white flower of Hedge Bindweed.

Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

The flowers are soemtimes pink.

Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

Side view of a flowers.

Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

The distinctive leaf shape. Note the square ends.

Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

Bindweeds grow in a crowded-together fashion.

Range map for Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)