Large Bindweed - Calystegia silvatica
Vigorous climbing and twining plant. Flowers white 50 to 90 mm sometimes striped with pale pink. Bracteoles widely overlapping and pouched at the base, mostly or completely obscuring sepals beneath. There is a form of the Great Bindweed called 'quinquepartita' where the trumpet shaped corolla is deeply 5 lobed.
Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)
Bracteoles strongly overlapping so the sepals beneath are completely or nearly obscured
A side-on photograph, showing overlapping bracteoles
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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