Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4263

Herbaceous vine, trailing or weakly twining
Perennial

Native

Look for it in longleaf pine savannas, marsh edges, openings in dry to dry-mesic montane forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
5-merous or rarely 4-merous
5 sepals
Shallowly 5-lobed (or merely wavy-edged) funnelform corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in lower or middle leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. catesbeiana   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Calystegia catesbeiana   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-06-003?:
Calystegia sericata   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Convolvulus sericatus

LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Calystegia spithamaea

 

COMMON NAME:
Catesby's Bindweed, Catesby's False Bindweed


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image of Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. catesbeiana

JK Marlow    jkm180504_1655

May    Meriwether-Talbot Counties    GA

Sprewell Bluff WMA

Its large bracts almost hide sepals, per Bindweeds of Alabama and adjacent states (Spaulding, 2013).

image of Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. catesbeiana

JK Marlow    jkm180504_1656

May    Meriwether-Talbot Counties    GA

Sprewell Bluff WMA

image of Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. catesbeiana

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1853

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

Flowers borne mostly from lower or median axils, per Bindweeds of Alabama and adjacent states (Spaulding, 2013).

image of Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. catesbeiana

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1858

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

Leaves velvety, but not densely tomentose, and smaller than ssp. sericata, per Bindweeds of Alabama and adjacent states (Spaulding, 2013).