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Calystegia sepium

Hedge bindweed covering the ground and climbing on corn stalks.

Hedge bindweed flowers.

Hedge bindweed flowers range from white to light pink.

  • 'Sepium' is Latin meaning 'of hedges or fences' suggesting that this species was typically found around the edges of fields.

  • Stems twist in a counter-clockwise direction. It has been suggested that unwinding the main stem and rewinding it in the opposite direction will kill the plant.