Calystegia sepium var. angulata Brummitt
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Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Calystegia
Species Synonyms: Convolvulus repens L.
Calystegia sepium var. angulata (Brummitt) N. Holmgren
Calystegia sepium var. repens (L.) Gray
Convolvulus sepium var. repens (L.) Gray
Common Names: hedge falsebindweed
Canada: southern British Columbia – Alberta – Saskatchewan – Manitoba Ontario – Quebec - Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia
Saskatchewan: southern Saskatchewan; Maple Creek – Saskatoon – Souris River Valley
Ecoregion: Mixed Grassland, Moist Mixed Grassland, Aspen Parkland, Boreal Transition, Mid-Boreal Upland, Mid-Boreal Lowland
Saskatchewan: sandy soil along thickets and fence-rows
Provincial Status According
to Harms (2003):
Nature Conservancy Status: G5T5
Saskatchewan Species at
Risk Status:
COSEWIC Status: None
No information is available regarding the vulnerable status of hedge falsebindweed, though it is likely that this species is less common and therefore more vulnerable to habitat loss and human development.
Roots: rhizomes long
Stem: twining, climbing, or creeping perennial vine, extensively branched, internodes 2 – 7 cm, cylindrical or angular, hairless
Leaves: alternate, leaf stalk 2 – 7 cm long, leaves 2 – 15 cm long, 1 – 9 cm wide, oval-triangular, base arrow-head shaped, basal lobes square or rounded, space between basal lobes V-shaped, tip acute to long-tapered, hairless, margin entire or wavy
Inflorescence: flowers solitary, axillary, numerous; flower stalks 3 – 13 cm; bracts 2, enclosing sepals, large, green, angular, hairless or with marginal hairs
Flowers: sepals 11 – 15 mm long, 4 – 6 mm wide, subequal, elliptic to oval; petals 4.5 – 6 cm long, funnel-shaped, white to pinkish; stamens 2 – 3 cm long, subequal; ovary ovoid, hairless; stigma oval or oblong
Fruits: capsule; seeds to 5 mm long, smooth, angular, black or brown
1 Sepals bractless at base; petals bell-shaped to funnel-shaped, 0.5 – 3 cm long; stigma thread-like
Convolvulus arvensis
1 Sepals enclosed by pair of large bracts; petals funnel-shaped, 4 – 6 cm long; stigma oval or oblong
2 Cleft between basal leaf lobes square, blade tissues beginning 2 – 5 mm from leaf stalk attachment
Calystegia silvatica ssp. frateniflora
2 Cleft between basal leaf lobes V- or U- shaped, blade tissues beginning at point of leaf stalk attachment
3 Blades basally 2-angled
Calystegia sepium var. angulata
3 Blades basally rounded
4 Cleft between basal leaf lobes with parallel margins; stems and leaves densely hairy
Calystegia macounii
4 Cleft between basal leaf lobes with divergent margins; stems and leaves hairless to slightly hairy
Calystegia sepium var. americana