Hedge Bindweed - Convolvulus sepium (Morning-glory family - Convolvulaceae)

 

Hedge Bindweed - Convolvulus sepium (Morning-glory family - Convolvulaceae) It is also called the Wild Morning Glory, which it resembles. The flower, which may also be pink, has a pair of heart-shaped bracts at its base, which is not found in the Morning Glory. All bindweeds are twining vines, a fact reflected in their generic name (from the Latin convolvere, "to entwine").

 

 

 

The species name means "of hedges." Note the arrowhead-shaped leaves and the blunt basal lobes. Thickets, roadsides. It can be a pest, twining among and engulfing desirable ornamentals and is difficult to eradicate without removing the fleshy creeping roots.

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