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Family: Convolvulaceae
Calystegia sepium

Citation: R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 483 (1810).

Synonymy: Convolvulus sepium L., Sp. Pl. 153 (1753). , Calystegia sepium

Common name: Greater bindweed, large bindweed.

Glabrous perennial with twining stems; leaves ovate to lanceolate, 4-10 x 2-8 cm, acuminate, acute, sagittate or slightly hastate.

Inflorescence axillary; peduncles 2-8 cm long, bearing 1 5-merous flower; bracteoles opposite, ovate, acute, 20-35 mm long, enclosing the sepals; sepals subequal, ovate-lanceolate, 15-20 mm long; corolla funnel-shaped, with a broad tube, white or tinged with pink, 4-6 cm long; stamens inserted 7-9 mm above the base of the corolla; filaments more or less equal, 10-15 mm long, hairy above and below the point of attachment; ovary incompletely 2-celled; style 20-25 mm long, stigmatic lobes oblong.

Capsule ovoid to subglobose, 7-8 mm high; seeds 4-5 mm long, black.

image of FSA3_Calystegia_sep.jpg Flowering branch.
Image source: fig. 526B in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Ross-Craig (1965) Drawings Brit. Pl. 21 :pl. 22.

Distribution:  Widespread throughout the temperate regions of the world. Grows in damp places, often on river banks.

S.Aust.: MU, SL, SE.   W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Nov. — Feb.

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