West Highland Flora

Hedge Bindweed

Calystegia sepium

Taxonomic note: Sometimes taken to include C Pulchra and C Sylvatica, but the three kinds treated separately here.

Calystegia sepium

Photo Carl Farmer
10 Sep 2002 Portree, Skye

Common in waste places and scrubby areas, generally not far from buildings.

Flower diameter c 35 mm

ID: Flower white or occasionally pale pink but not bright pink.  2 outer sepal-like bracts not inflated at base and not completely hiding the true sepals.

Other features: Climbs by twining its stems anti-clockwise round other plants, posts, etc.

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