February 1, 2023
Calystegia sepium

Calystegia sepium

Calystegia sepium or Hedge Bindweed is also known as Rutland Beauty or Bellbind or Convolvulus sepium. It is a herbaceous perennial. Calystegia sepium is part of the Convolvulaceae family of plants. It is a climber. It is native to North America.

Calystegia sepium twines itself around other plants to climb and or to establish itself. It flowers from spring to autumn. The flowers are white. They are trumpet-shaped flowers.

Calystegia sepium
Calystegia sepium

Calystegia sepium has heart-shaped leaves. It grows from underground stems or rhizomes. Seeds can remain in the soil for many years. Though beautiful, it is considered a weed. Calystegia sepium is hard to eradicate, as roots go very deep and it spreads fast. The only method to eradicate it is to be persistent in digging it out.

Calystegia sepium
Calystegia sepium

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