Calystegia spithamaea (L.) Pursh  
Family: Convolvulaceae
low bindweed, low false bindweed
[Calystegia spithamaea subsp. spithamaea (L.) Pursh, Calystegia spithamaea subsp. stans (L.) Pursh, Convolvulus sepium var. pubescens L., Convolvulus spithamaeus L., Convolvulus spithamaeus subsp. spithamaeus L., Convolvulus spithamaeus subsp. stans L., Convolvulus spithamaeus var. pubescens L., Convolvulus spithamaeus var. stans L., Convolvulus stans Michx.]
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Steve C. Garske  
Etymology: Calystegia: from two Greek words kalux, "cup," and stegos, "a covering," and thus meaning "a covering cup" (?)
Plants: erect, perennial, 3"-20" tall forb
Leaves: oblong, stalk less than half as long as the leaf midvein leaf drawing
Flowers: white to pink, 5-parted, 1 1/2"-2 3/4" long, funnel-shaped, petals shallowly-lobed, bracts large and just below the mostly equal sepals; drawing usually solitary in each leaf axil; blooms June-July
Habitat: dry; forests, woods, fields; in rocky, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Merel R. Black  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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