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Hedge Bindweed, Hedge False Bindweed - Calystegia sepium

Family: Convolvulaceae - Morning-glory family Genus Common Name: Morning Glory Native Status: Native
Calystegia sepium - Hedge Bindweed, Hedge False Bindweed. Common morning glory found in ditches, fencelines, roadsides. White to pinkish blossom. Elongated arrowhead-shaped leaf.

Note that there are several subspecies of this plant found in the United States, one of which is non-native. I have not identified this to the subspecies, so there is a possibility that this is a non-native rather than native species. Regardless of native or non-native status, several states list Calystegia sepium as a noxious weed.

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Calystegia sepium

Distribution of Calystegia sepium in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 22 Feb 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2009-June-04Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Trumpet-shaped white to pinkish blossom.
Calystegia sepium

Site: Walker County, Ga Date: 2009-July-04Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
While Hedge Bindweed is a member of the morning glory family - Convolvulaceae - it is not a member of the morning glory genus - Ipomoea. The vine can be up to 10' long.
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Calystegia sepium

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