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Calystegia silvatica subsp. fraterniflora is often confused with:
Calystegia sepium Pink Flowers
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Calystegia silvatica subsp. fraterniflora

Previously known as:

  • Calystegia fraterniflora
  • Calystegia sepium var. fraterniflora
  • Convolvulus fraterniflorus
  • Convolvulus sepium var. fraterniflorus
Description

Short-stalked false bindweed is a native weedy vine native to the eastern USA including NC in the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae). iI has been introduced to other areas of the USA and has escaped cultivation. It can be found in various locations including forest edges, fields, yards and other disturbed sites. 

Grow this plant in full sun to partial shade in any well-drained moist to dry soil. This vine will grow to 6 feet long and spread by rhizomes and self-seeding.

The white flowers occur in pairs in the leaf axils and have overlapping bracts. This differs from the species as its flowers are solitary and larger. The leaves are arrow-shaped.

Use this vine on trellises, fences, or archways, or vining down a rock wall. It will spread rather aggressively so provide plenty of space. Useful in naturalized settings or for screening.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No significant problems.

More information on Calystegia silvatica.

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Tags:
#showy flowers#white flowers#NC native#summer flowers#vertical spaces#NC Native Pollinator Plant#perennial vines#trellis#weedy#twinning vine#walls
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#white flowers#NC native#summer flowers#vertical spaces#NC Native Pollinator Plant#perennial vines#trellis#weedy#twinning vine#walls
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Calystegia
    Species:
    silvatica
    Family:
    Convolvulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern and central USA
    Distribution:
    AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VT, WV
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Vine
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Dry capsule that splits open to release seeds
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Trumpet
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    White trumpet-shaped flowers occur in pairs. Flowers may have some pale pink coloration. There are 5 sepals and 5 stamens. Flowers during the summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Green leaves are arrow-shaped with short appressed hairs and 1-2 inches long with smooth margins
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Green stems are many-branched, usually smooth or with sparse hairs and exude a white sap if cut.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Vertical Spaces
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Problems:
    Weedy