Large Bindweed - Calystegia silvatica
Vigorous climbing and twining plant. Flowers white 50 to 90 mm sometimes striped with pale pink. Bracts widely overlapping pouched at the base. There is a form of the Great Bindweed called 'quinquepartita' where the trumpet shaped corolla is deeply 5 lobed.
Hedge Bindweed also has large white trumpet flowers but the bracts do not overlap and the sepals are clearly visible between them.
Hedgerows, around buildings and waste places.
July to September.
Common and widespread throughout most of Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 323 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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