West Highland Flora

Field Bindweed


Convolvulus arvensis

 

Convolvulus arvensis

Photo Carl Farmer
(15 Sep 2003 North Berwick)
Flower 21 mm across

Rare on waste ground, preferring light soils.

Flower diameter c 16-28 mm

ID: Unlike Calystegia species, the 5 short sepals at the base of the flower are not enclosed in 2 large bracts.  Instead there are two short bracts on the stalk some distance below the flower.

Other features: Flowers white or pink or a striped combination of both, scented.  Leaves and anticlockwise-twining stems like Calystegia species.  More often found sprawling on ground with nothing to climb on than Calystegia species, but will climb on bushes or railings (pic below left) when gets the chance.

 

Convolvulus arvensis

Photo Carl Farmer
(11 Sep 2003 Musselburgh)

  Convolvulus arvensis

Photo Carl Farmer
(12 Sep 2003 Dunbar)
Flower 21 mm across

  Showing the very short sepals and the
two bracts on the stalk below

 

Convolvulus arvensis

Photo Carl Farmer
(12 Sep 2003 Dunbar)

  Convolvulus arvensis

Photo Carl Farmer
(12 Sep 2003 Dunbar)
Flower 19 mm across

     

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