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Last updated 7/3/2020 by David Giblin.
Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br.[HC2, JPM]
hedge bindweed

Publication: Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae. 1810.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Molecular data indicate that Calystegia is a monophyletic clade within Convolvulus, so some taxonomists opt to retain the combinations used for Calystegia. The Jepson Flora Project has chosen to treat Calystegia as a genus distinct form Convolvulus.

Illustrated Flora of British Columbia is the most contemporary regional flora, and like H&C it uses Convolvulus sepium. Note that H&C (1973) is incorrect by listing C. silvatica as a synonym of C. sepium. The name Convolvulus silvatica has never been validly published.


» Stefanović, S., D.F. Austin and R.G. Olmstead. 2003. Classification of Convolvulaceae: A Phylogenetic Approach. Systematic Botany 28(4): 791-806.
» Stefanović, S., L. Krueger, and R. G. Olmstead. 2002. Monophyly of the Convolvulaceae and circumscription of their major lineages based on DNA sequences of multiple chloroplast loci. American Journal of Botany 89:1510–1522.


ssp. angulata Brummitt [HC2, KZ99]
hedge bindweed, lady's nightcap
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Convolvulus sepium L.[HC, ILBC2]