Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Calystegia sepium
Hedge false bindweed, Trailing bindweed, American bindweed, Wild morning glory
Taxonomy

Synonyms: Convolvulus sepium var. repens, Calystegia sepium americana, Calystegia sepium angulata, Calystegia sepium repens, Convolvulus repens, Convolvulus sepium var. americanus, Calystegia sepium erratica, Calystegia sepium ssp. Americana

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collections, Observations & Flowering by Month [?]

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Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:several varieties of this species warrant recognition

Origin:

Species Description

General: Dicot-herb, perennial

Roots: primary

Shoots: alternate leaf arrangment; simple leaf type; entire leaf margin; Pinnate leaf venation

Inflorescence:

Flowers: perfect; 5 merous; complete, regular; hypogynous ovary position

Fruit: capsule

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Species is distributed in waste area; railroad ballast; roadsides. Species is distributed in waste areas; roadsides; railroads.

ILPIN Notes: Mohlenbrock, R. H. 1982. Illinois Convolvulaceae in the Missouri Botanical Garden Herbarium. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 69: 393-401. Quinn, J. A. 1974. Convolvulus sepium in old field succession on the New Jersey Piedmont. Torrey Botanical Club Bulletin 101: 89-95. Found to have allelopathic effects in greenhouse studies (Quinn, 1974). Flowers rarely tinged with a pale rose color (Mohlenbrock, 1982). Bracteoles form a continuous spiral and merge imperceptibly into the sepals (Mohlenbrock, 1982). Quinn, J. A. 1974. Convolvulus sepium in old field succession on the New Jersey Piedmont. Torrey Botanical Club Bulletin 101: 89-95. Species is native to eastern and southeastern U.S. noxious weed - ND

Functional Relationships:

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] :
  • Showy Flowers: medium

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

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Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

  • Entire State: 1
  • Chicago Area: 1

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