Hedge Bindweed - Calystegia sepium

    Description

    Vigorous climbing and twining plant to 3 metres. Leaves bright green and arrow shaped. Flowers white, 30 to 50 mm. Bracts not overlapping or scarcely so.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Woods, hedges and waste places.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread throughout most of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 429 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map