Calystegia sepium

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This native perennial vine climbs over other vegetation such as shrubs and small trees. The leaves are arrow-shaped, up to 5 inches long, alternating on the vine (A). The large white or pink trumpet-shaped flowers are up to 3 inches across (A). Small green leaf-like bracts enclose the base of each flower (B). Identified by its large flowers, which are twice the size of Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis), the other white bindweed in our area.

Along sunny roadsides, flowering from July through September. In Fontenelle Forest uncommon on Stream Trail where it crosses Camp Gifford Road. Uncommon along River Road at Neale Woods.

Considered a weed in Nebraska.

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