Calystegia sepium

Common Names: Hedge bindweed, Rutland beauty, bugle vine, heavenly trumpets, bellbind, granny-pop-out-of-bed
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Morning glory family

An herbaceous perennial that twines around other plants, in a counter-clockwise direction, to a height of up to 2 to 4 m, rarely 5 m. The pale matte green leaves are arranged spirally, simple, pointed at the tip and arrowhead shaped, 5 to 10 cm long and 3 to 7 cm broad. The flowers are white, or pale pink with five darker stripes. In the bud, they are covered by large bracts which remain but scarcely overlap and do not cover the sepals of the open flower. The open flowers are trumpet-shaped, 3 to 7 cm diameter. After flowering the fruit develops as an almost spherical capsule 1 cm diameter containing two to four large, black seeds that are shaped like quartered oranges.

Found in fields, borders, roadsides and open woods. Blooms late spring to the end of summer.

Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: Pink
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.