Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br.

Fam:   Convolvulaceae Vent.
Genus:   Calystegia R. BR.
Species: Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br.
English Name: Beauty, Bugle vine heavenly trumpets, Bellbind, Granny-pop-out-of-bed


Perennial plant. The rhizome is massive, long, creeping, with underground branches. Stem twisty, thin, up to 2 - 5 m long, bare or fibrous, smooth. Leaves of petioles (2) 3 - 5 cm long, triangular or triangular ovate, (3) 5 - 7 (10) cm long and 3 - 6 (-10) cm wide, at the base heart-shaped or heart-sagittal, shares entire or divide, rounded or pointed, divergent, apex more or less pointed, naked. Blossoms petioles (2-) 3 - 5 (-6) cm long, usually exceeding the leaf blades. Bracts 10 - 25 (-30) mm long and 10 - 15 (-20) mm wide, ovate to elliptic, at the base heart-shaped, flat or keel-shaped, pointed, rarely blunted, not overlapping or slightly overlapping, not entirely covering the calyx. . Sepals ovate or ovate lance, acute to blunt, shorter than the bracts, pale green, marginally serrate, entire or like fringes toothed. Corolla (3-) 4 - 6 (-7) cm long and 5 - 6 cm in diameter, funnel-shaped, white or rarely pink. Stamens much shorter than the corolla; 15 - 23 (-30) mm long, their bases broadened, fibrous at the base; anthers 4.0 - 6.5 mm long. Box spherical, short pointed, 1 cm in diameter, bare. Seeds 1.0 - 2.5 mm long, elliptical or spherical, black, glabrous.

From:   „Флора на Н Р България”, том VIII, БАН, София, (1982)

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Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed,[1] Rutland beautybugle vine,heavenly trumpetsbellbindgranny-pop-out-of-bed[2]) (formerlyConvolvulus sepium) is a species of bindweed, with a subcosmopolitan distribution throughout the temperate Northern and Southern hemispheres.

It is an herbaceous perennial that twines around other plants, in a counter-clockwise direction, to a height of up to 2–4 m, rarely 5 m. The pale matte greenleaves are arranged spirally, simple, pointed at the tip and arrowhead shaped, 5–10 cm long and 3–7 cm broad.
The flowers are white, or pale pink with five darker stripes, produced from late spring to the end of summer. In the bud, they are covered by large bracts which remain but scarcely overlap and do not cover the sepals of the open flower.[3]:567The open flowers are trumpet-shaped, 3–7 cm diameter, white, or pale pink with white stripes. After flowering the fruit develops as an almost spherical capsule 1 cm diameter containing two to four large, black seeds that are shaped like quartered oranges. The seeds disperse and thrive in fields, borders, roadsides and open woods.
Several regional subspecies have been described, but they are not considered distinct by all authorities:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Flowering Time: Blooms: V - VIII.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Growing in coastal forests and shrubs and grasslands, to the communities of Phragmites australis, Fraxinus oxyphylla, Rubus sanguineus, etc., past gardens and yards, in lowlands and hills. Distributed from sea level up to 1000 m altitude. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Distribution: Europe (excluding the extreme north), Asia (excluding the extreme north and south), the Americas, Australia and New Zealand.

Conservation status and threats: not protected species in Bulgaria by the Biodiversity Law. - Biological Diversity Act -

Medical plant: yes, it is - Medicinal Plants Act -

References: „Флора на Н Р България”, том VIII, БАН, София, (1982), Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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