- Calystegia sepium is a perennial vine that can grow up to 10 ft. (3 m) long, often climbing over other herbaceous plants and shrubs.
- The stems are light green or red, with the leaves occurring sparsely. The leaves are about 4-5 in. (10-13 cm) and 2-3 in. (5-7.6 cm) across, usually with an arrowhead shape, which is deeply incised at the base.
- Flowers are funnel-shaped, white to lavender in color, and are about 2.5-3 in. (6.4-7.6 cm) across. The flowers open during the morning, and bloom during summer.
- Fruit is an egg-shaped capsule containing 2-4 dark brown to black seeds that are 0.2 in. (5 mm) long.
- Ecological Threat
- Calystegia sepium prefers disturbed areas including, cropland, pastures, abandoned fields, and areas along roadsides and railroads. It is native to Eurasia. This weed can be mistaken for Field Bindweed. However, field bindweed leaves are smaller, with a more rounded apex, and bases that are pointed or rounded, but not cut off squarely across the top as in Calystegia sepium.
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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Most Troublesome / Most Common Agricultural Weed List
This map identifies those states that consider this species either most troublesome or most common in at least one commodity. For more information, visit the MTMC project page.
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|Troublesome or Common weed in one or more crops|
Invasive Listing Sources
Other System LinksPlants: CASE13
NPDN Pest: PBGAHBB
NPDN Host: 36508
|Common Name Reference:|| Weed Science Society of America Common Names List|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|