West Highland Flora

Large Bindweed


Calystegia silvatica

 

Calystegia silvatica

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Aug 2003 Staffin, Skye
Bracts 2-5 cm tall

Occasional, clambering among bushes near habitations.

Flower diameter c 6-9 cm

ID: Sepals completely concealed by two overlapping and much inflated bracts (pic on left).  Flowers white, with or without pink stripes on the outside.

Other features: Bracts are about as broad as long, unlike in C pulchra.  Stamens thickly gland-hairy in the lower half and c 3-3.5 mm wide near the base.  In C sepium they are 1-1.5 mm wide and have a few gland-hairs, in C pulchra they are intermediate.

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Calystegia silvatica

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Aug 2003 Staffin, Skye

 

Calystegia silvatica

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Aug 2003 Staffin, Skye

  Calystegia silvatica

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Aug 2003 Staffin, Skye

     

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