COMMON HEDGE-BINDWEED
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Calystegia sepium   (L. ) R. Br.
[=Convolvulus sepium L.]
Douglas County, Kansas
Perennial
Height: Trailing or twining, 80 to 120 inches long
Family: Convolvulaceae - Morning-glory Family
Flowering Period:   May, June, July, August, September,October
Stems: Plants glabrous or with few scattered hairs. Stems trailing or twining.
Leaves: Petiolate; blade hastate to sagittate or cordate, 1.2 to 4 inches long, .6 to 3 inches wide, base cordate, sagittate, or hastate, sinus at base of leaf blade V-shaped or U-shaped, blade tissue beginning at point of attachment of petiole.
Inflorescences: 1-flowered; bracts 2, leaf-like, enclosing calyx: peduncles 1.2 to 5 inches.
Flowers: Sepals 5, lanceolate, .5 to .6 inch; corolla white, funnelform, 5-angled, 1.2 to 2.4 inches; stamens (4-)5, equal, stamen filaments papillose basally; style 1; stigmas 2, oblong to ovate.
Fruits: Capsules ovoid, .4 to .6 inch; seeds black, ca. 1/5 inch, glabrous.
Habitat: Roadsides, fields, pastures, floodplains, and waste areas
Distribution: Occurs statewide
Origin: Native
Comments: Calystegia, cup and cover, alluding to the bracts that enclose the calyx and sepium, of hedges. Kansas plants are subsp. angulata Brummitt.

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