Hairy Bindweed - Calystegia pulchra

    Description

    Climbing and twining plant. Leaves arrow shaped sometimes, but not always, parallel sided. Flowers always pink 50 to 75mm. Stems and leaf stalks may be slightly hairy when young.

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    Habitat

    Hedgerows scrub and waste places.

    When to see it

    July to September.

    Life History

    Perennial. Probably originally naturalised from garden escapes.

    UK Status

    Widespread throughout Britain but never common anywhere.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 11 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map