One of the last remnants of colour left in our hedgerows when autumn comes (apart from red berries of course) is the brilliant white of the trumpet flowers of hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium). Whilst dreaded in gardens, in its rightful place interwoven amongst brambles and other hedging plants the hedge bindweed has the most glorious of flowers and often, if you peek inside, there will be an insect of some sort feeding on the nectar.
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- Find species information with photos, maps, etc
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- Learn about the wildlife habitats of Dorset