Ontario Weeds: Hedge bindweed
Excerpt from Publication 505, Ontario Weeds, Order this publication
Table of Contents
- Other Names
- General Description
- Stems and Roots
- Flowers and Fruit
- Similar Species
- Related Links
Name: Hedge bindweed, Convolvulus
Other Names: liseron des haies, Hedge morning-glory, Large morning-glory, Wild morning-glory, gloire du matin, grand liseron
Family: Morning-Glory Family (Convolvulaceae)
General Description: Perennial reproducing by seed and by rhizomes.
Hedge bindweed. Portion of flowering and fruiting stem.
Stems & Roots: Stems to 3m (10ft)
long, twining or creeping with extensive branching, smooth or rarely
somewhat hairy; leaves arrowhead-shaped with very prominent basal
lobes more or less parallel to the petiole; 4-15cm (1½-6in.)
long, with long petioles.
Flowers & Fruit: Flowers on long (5-15cm, 2-6in.) pedicels from leaf axils; the base of each flower enclosed by a pair of leaf-like bracts 1-3.5cm (2/5-1½in.) long and half as wide; sepals 5, green, usually smaller than the 2 bracts; corolla pink or white, trumpet-shaped, 4-8cm (1½-3½in.) long and nearly as wide; seedpod nearly spherical and containing 1 to 4 angular dark brown to black seeds. Flowers from May to September.
Habitat: Hedge bindweed is a native plant in Ontario and is found in edges of woods, waste places, fencerows and occasionally in cultivated fields.
Similar Species: It is distinguished by its trailing or twining stems, its large, single, trumpet-shaped flowers on long pedicels and the 2 large bracts that enclose the base of the flower.
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