Wim’s Calystegia sepium

In Wim Vader’s report of a stroll in the” balmy” Netherlands (well compared with Tromso), he pondered the English for Calystegia sepium, not having his English plant book with him.
It is Hedge Bindweed, also known as Bugle vine, Heavenly trumpets or Bellbind (amongst others). Many laymen know it as convolvulus.
Formerly called Convolvulus sepium it is has a distribution throughout the temperate Northern and Southern hemispheres. It has several regional subspecies. A smothering species, it has trumpet shaped flowers that are white or, in the case of some subspecies, pink.

Angus Innes
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