hedge bindweed, more...
[Calystegia sepium subsp. americana (L.) R.Br., more]
Etymology: Calystegia: from two Greek words kalux, "cup," and stegos, "a covering," and thus meaning "a covering cup" (?)
Plants: trailing or twining, perennial, herbaceous vine up to 10' long; from rhizomes
Leaves: triangular, stalk more than half as long as the leaf midvein
Flowers: white to pink, 5-parted, 1 1/2"-2 3/4" long, funnel-shaped, petals very shallowly-lobed, bracts large and just below the mostly equal sepals; usually solitary in each leaf axil; blooms June-Sept.
Habitat: wet; disturbed sites, meadows, prairies
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 2, Wetland Indicator = FAC Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key