Calystegia spithamaea (L.) Pursh
Family: Convolvulaceae
low bindweed, low false bindweed
Calystegia spithamaea image
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