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Bindweed Family - Convolvulaceae

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Flowers

Bindweeds do what they say on the label, they are 'weeds' that bind or entwine themselves around other plants, usually anticlockwise, to grow upwards towards the light. They have large white, or pale pink, trumpet flowers. Members of the family are easily spotted but identification between some may be tricky.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Original Tweets Guidance Notes

Field Bindweed

Convolvulus arvensis
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A problematic prostrate, spreading plant of cultivated ground having pink, white or pink and white flowers


 

 

Hedge Bindweed

Calystegia sepium
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Common in hedgerows in autumn interwoven amongst brambles and other hedging plants.


 
Photo by:
Peter Orchard

Large Bindweed

Calystegia silvatica
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Whilst similar in general appearance to hedge bindweed this has a much large white flower.


 

 

Sea Bindweed

Calystegia soldanella
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A sprawling plant of the coast with pink and white striped flowers.