Large Bindweed - Calystegia silvatica

    Alt Name
    Great Bindweed

    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.

    Similar Species

    Hedge Bindweed also has large white trumpet flowers but the bracts do not overlap and the sepals are clearly visible between them.

    Identification difficulty

    Hedgerows, around buildings and waste places.

    When to see it

    July to September.

    Life History


    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 323 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map