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Hedge Bindweed

[Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br.]

Convolvulaceae (Morningglory Family)

hedge bindweed growing over shrubs, showing twining growth habit

angular leaves of hedge bindweed

funnel-shaped, white flowers of hedge bindweed

large, leafy bracts surround base of hedge bindweed flower, compared to smaller bracts of field bindweed

 

Hedge Bindweed:

           Not officially a noxious weed in Missouri

           Similar to field bindweed in growth characteristics

           Leaves more angular, sort of arrowhead shaped; usually larger than field bindweed leaves

           Flower stems have no bracts along stem, but base of flower is surround by two large leafy bracts or petals; flowers usually larger than field bindweed

 

 

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