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Bindweeds (Calystegia)
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8 most common species:
Calystegia sepium
Hedge bindweed
This vine is a cousin of the popular Morning Glory, but the trumpet-shaped flowers grow slightly differently. Hedge bindweed is considered a weed by some due to its tendency to overgrow and inhibit other plants, but its numerous flowers can be beautiful on their own. In the UK, children pop the flowers off the plant as part of a game.
Calystegia soldanella
Seashore false bindweed
As suggested by its common name, seashore false bindweed is found on shorelines and near bodies of saltwater. It is in the same family as the vining morning glory and produces similar cup-shaped flowers. On the west coast of North America, Calystegia soldanella serves as a host plant for the morning-glory plume moth.
Calystegia pubescens
Japanese morning glory
Japanese morning glory (Calystegia pubescens) looks like other bindweeds in many ways, but you can tell it apart from them because it has leaves with divided side-lobes. Its common name refers to its native Japan and Eastern Asia. Japanese morning glory's attractive pink flowers give it some ornamental appeal, but it should be pruned carefully or grown in a container to prevent invasive spread.
Calystegia silvatica
Large bindweed
An attractive garden plant, the large bindweed is a rambunctious climber. It is the largest species of morning glory and spreads easily by rhizome. In some areas, it is considered a weed.
Calystegia macrostegia
Island false bindweed
Also called coast morning glory, island false bindweed is a species of morning glory found in coastal habitats. Morning glories get their name because their stunning blooms close up in the heat of the afternoon sun.
Calystegia purpurata
Pacific false bindweed
The pacific false bindweed, whose scientific name is Calystegia purpurata, is endemic to California in the United States. It mostly grows in seaside scrubs by the coastline. It can flower pink or white blossoms in spring, summer and fall, attracting bees and butterflies.
Calystegia hederacea
Japanese false bindweed
Japanese false bindweed (Calystegia hederacea) is a perennial climber that can grow up to 5 m tall. This plant's appearance is similar to hedge bindweed, but it has smaller flowers. Native to eastern China, this plant may have entered North America accidentally, where it now spreads as a weed.
Calystegia pellita
Hairy bindweed
Calystegia pellita is a fence wind with attached hair, which can also be felty. The stems are low-lying to weakly climbing or more or less upright, they can reach lengths of up to 1 m. The leaves are stalked with a 1 to 12 mm long petiole. The leaf blade is narrow triangular to elongated, 3 to 7 cm long and just as wide.

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Hedge bindweed
Calystegia sepium
Hedge bindweed
This vine is a cousin of the popular Morning Glory, but the trumpet-shaped flowers grow slightly differently. Hedge bindweed is considered a weed by some due to its tendency to overgrow and inhibit other plants, but its numerous flowers can be beautiful on their own. In the UK, children pop the flowers off the plant as part of a game.
Seashore false bindweed
Calystegia soldanella
Seashore false bindweed
As suggested by its common name, seashore false bindweed is found on shorelines and near bodies of saltwater. It is in the same family as the vining morning glory and produces similar cup-shaped flowers. On the west coast of North America, Calystegia soldanella serves as a host plant for the morning-glory plume moth.
Japanese morning glory
Calystegia pubescens
Japanese morning glory
Japanese morning glory (Calystegia pubescens) looks like other bindweeds in many ways, but you can tell it apart from them because it has leaves with divided side-lobes. Its common name refers to its native Japan and Eastern Asia. Japanese morning glory's attractive pink flowers give it some ornamental appeal, but it should be pruned carefully or grown in a container to prevent invasive spread.
Large bindweed
Calystegia silvatica
Large bindweed
An attractive garden plant, the large bindweed is a rambunctious climber. It is the largest species of morning glory and spreads easily by rhizome. In some areas, it is considered a weed.
Island false bindweed
Calystegia macrostegia
Island false bindweed
Also called coast morning glory, island false bindweed is a species of morning glory found in coastal habitats. Morning glories get their name because their stunning blooms close up in the heat of the afternoon sun.
Pacific false bindweed
Calystegia purpurata
Pacific false bindweed
The pacific false bindweed, whose scientific name is Calystegia purpurata, is endemic to California in the United States. It mostly grows in seaside scrubs by the coastline. It can flower pink or white blossoms in spring, summer and fall, attracting bees and butterflies.
Japanese false bindweed
Calystegia hederacea
Japanese false bindweed
Japanese false bindweed (Calystegia hederacea) is a perennial climber that can grow up to 5 m tall. This plant's appearance is similar to hedge bindweed, but it has smaller flowers. Native to eastern China, this plant may have entered North America accidentally, where it now spreads as a weed.
Hairy bindweed
Calystegia pellita
Hairy bindweed
Calystegia pellita is a fence wind with attached hair, which can also be felty. The stems are low-lying to weakly climbing or more or less upright, they can reach lengths of up to 1 m. The leaves are stalked with a 1 to 12 mm long petiole. The leaf blade is narrow triangular to elongated, 3 to 7 cm long and just as wide.
Macoun's false bindweed
Calystegia macounii
Macoun's false bindweed
Macoun's false bindweed is a climbing or sprawling perennial vine famed for its showy, trumpet-shaped flowers reminiscent of white satin. These blooms stand out with their delicate yellow centers, usually blossoming in the warmer months. The heart-shaped leaves of macoun's false bindweed give a lush backdrop to its flowers, thriving in open woodlands and along fences where sunlight dapples through. Its vigorous growth habit allows it to climb over neighboring vegetation, claiming its own spot in the sun.
Hedge binweed
Calystegia sepium subsp. sepium
Hedge binweed
Hedge binweed is a fascinating plant that thrives in various ecosystems. Its beautiful flowers, ranging from white to pink, attract numerous insects and birds, making it a valuable addition to any garden. Interestingly, this plant has been used in traditional medicine for its potential healing properties. It is notable for its ability to climb and cover other vegetation, creating a stunning visual effect. Hedge binweed is a true marvel of nature, enchanting all who encounter its unique beauty.
Coast range false bindweed
Calystegia collina
Coast range false bindweed
Coast range false bindweed is a resilient hillside vine notable for its showy, funnel-shaped flowers, which bloom profusely under the full sun. This plant's vigorous climbing stems twine elegantly over shrubs and rocks, flaunting heart-shaped leaves that create a lush backdrop for its white or pale pink blossoms. Adapted to dry, steep terrains, coast range false bindweed thrives in well-drained soils, embodying the wild beauty of its native slopes.
Calystegia marginata
Calystegia marginata
Calystegia marginata
Calystegia marginata is a climbing or trailing perennial vine with heart-shaped leaves and distinctive, funnel-shaped flowers. The blossoms, edged in white, lend calystegia marginata a striking appearance as it weaves through shrubbery and fences. Its capability to adapt to various soils and shades allows it to thrive in a range of environments, often found in open woodlands and along roadsides.
Low false bindweed
Calystegia spithamaea
Low false bindweed
Low false bindweed, often found in sandy or rocky environments, thrives in well-drained soils. This perennial vine is notable for its lush, arrow-shaped leaves and distinctive large, trumpet-shaped white flowers that bloom in the late spring to summer. The plant’s climbing or sprawling growth habit allows it to capitalize on sunlight, making it stand out in open habitats.
Sierra false bindweed
Calystegia malacophylla
Sierra false bindweed
Sierra false bindweed is a perennial vine with heart-shaped leaves and a notable velvety texture. As a climber, it thrives in well-drained soil, often found in sunny, open fields or hillsides. Its large, trumpet-shaped white flowers bloom seasonally, drawing pollinators to its twining stems. Sierra false bindweed's flowers, with their delicate appearance, contrast with its rugged, adaptable nature.
New zealand bindweed
Calystegia tuguriorum
New zealand bindweed
New zealand bindweed is a twining perennial vine known for its heart-shaped leaves and striking white or pink trumpet-shaped flowers. It thrives in well-drained soils, often clambering over other vegetation or structures, which supports its growth and allows for optimal sunlight exposure. Its vigorous nature and showy blooms make it recognizable and a frequent choice for ornamental gardens.
Chaparral false bindweed
Calystegia occidentalis
Chaparral false bindweed
Chaparral false bindweed is a vining plant, known for its lavish climbing habit and proliferation across the western United States. This species sports large, showy white to pale pink flowers, often with a distinct, faintly striped pattern. The heart-shaped leaves and twining stems help it adapt to various supports, allowing for robust vertical growth. Chaparral false bindweed thrives in open, sunny areas, illustrating nature's preference for light and space in shaping its form.
Hillside false bindweed
Calystegia subacaulis
Hillside false bindweed
Calystegia subacaulis is a hairy perennial herb growing from a woody caudex or a rhizome and extending stems no longer than about 20 centimeters. The leaves are 3 or 4 centimeters long and triangular or arrowhead shaped with small side lobes.
Nightblooming false bindweed
Calystegia atriplicifolia
Nightblooming false bindweed
Nightblooming false bindweed is a perennial vine known for its capacity to thrive in sandy soils and coastal habitats. This plant elegantly sprawls or climbs with twining stems, displaying large, heart-shaped leaves. Its noteworthy blossoms resemble morning glories, featuring trumpet-shaped white to pale pink flowers that invite various pollinators. The foliage sometimes mimics the appearance of saltbush, which may afford some camouflage in its native dune environment.
Paiute false bindweed
Calystegia longipes
Paiute false bindweed
Paiute false bindweed is a perennial vine known for its far-reaching stems and ability to thrive in diverse settings. Its distinctive long petioles support heart-shaped leaves, while the twining growth habit aids in climbing over other vegetation. Protruding from the lush foliage are funnel-shaped white to pinkish flowers, lending grace and color to its natural surrounds.
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8 most common species:
Calystegia sepium
Hedge bindweed
This vine is a cousin of the popular Morning Glory, but the trumpet-shaped flowers grow slightly differently. Hedge bindweed is considered a weed by some due to its tendency to overgrow and inhibit other plants, but its numerous flowers can be beautiful on their own. In the UK, children pop the flowers off the plant as part of a game.
Calystegia soldanella
Seashore false bindweed
As suggested by its common name, seashore false bindweed is found on shorelines and near bodies of saltwater. It is in the same family as the vining morning glory and produces similar cup-shaped flowers. On the west coast of North America, Calystegia soldanella serves as a host plant for the morning-glory plume moth.
Calystegia pubescens
Japanese morning glory
Japanese morning glory (Calystegia pubescens) looks like other bindweeds in many ways, but you can tell it apart from them because it has leaves with divided side-lobes. Its common name refers to its native Japan and Eastern Asia. Japanese morning glory's attractive pink flowers give it some ornamental appeal, but it should be pruned carefully or grown in a container to prevent invasive spread.
Calystegia silvatica
Large bindweed
An attractive garden plant, the large bindweed is a rambunctious climber. It is the largest species of morning glory and spreads easily by rhizome. In some areas, it is considered a weed.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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