Irish wildflowers


Photos: Co.Cork and Co.Waterford

Large Bindweed
Calystegia silvatica
Ialus mór
Family: Convolvulaceae

Flowering time: July-September. Perennial. Introduced.

Trumpet-shaped white flowers, sometimes pink-striped. Larger than those of Hedge Bindweed, C. sepium. Inflated overlapping bracteoles, more/less covering sepals. Seed-set poor, mainly spreads vegetatively. Climbing or scrambling growth. Usually found near habitation. Hedgerows, roadsides, waste ground.

C. silvatica var. quinquepartita Flowers deeply 5-lobed. Photograph below right.
C. silvatica ssp. disjuncta Photograph bottom left.
C. silvatica ssp. silvatica Photograph bottom right.
     

Calystegia silvatica ssp. disjuncta Calystegia silvatica ssp. silvatica
    
Calystegia silvatica ssp. disjuncta Calystegia silvatica ssp. silvatica

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