Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Calystegia spithamaea (L.) Pursh image
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Merel R. Black

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Robert W. Freckmann

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske
Family Convolvulaceae
Calystegia spithamaea (L.) Pursh
low bindweed, low false bindweed
Calystegia: from two Greek words kalux, "cup," and stegos, "a covering," and thus meaning "a covering cup" (?)
spithamaea: a span high
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 3"-20" tall forb
Flower: white to pink, 5-parted, 1 1/2"-2 3/4" long, funnel-shaped, petals shallowly-lobed, bracts large and just below the mostly equal sepals; drawing usually solitary in each leaf axil; blooms June-July
Leaf:oblong, stalk less than half as long as the leaf midvein leaf drawing
Habitat: dry; forests, woods, fields; in rocky, sandy soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Calystegia list Google- Images or Text
Calystegia spithamaea (L.) Pursh subsp. spithamaea
Calystegia spithamaea (L.) Pursh subsp. stans (Michx.) Brummitt
Convolvulus sepium L. var. pubescens (A.Gray) Fernald
Convolvulus spithamaeus L.
Convolvulus spithamaeus L. subsp. spithamaeus
Convolvulus spithamaeus L. subsp. stans (Michx.) Wherry
Convolvulus spithamaeus L. var. pubescens (A.Gray) Fernald
Convolvulus spithamaeus L. var. stans (Michx.) Fogelberg
Convolvulus stans Michx.

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