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Hedge Bindweed.

Observed: 11th July 2012 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plants
Hedge Bindweed.
Hedge Bindweed.
Description:

White-flowered plant climbing the outside of a garden fence.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

moremoth's picture

Large

That looks like a good catch. I'll get some closer shots and measurements next time I walk past.

Bill Welch

cicuta58's picture

Epicalyx

Most of them don't seem to overlap and the leaf sinuses fit C. sepium

cicuta58

chrisbrooks's picture

Bindweed

I'll have to bow to your superior knowledge as I'm only a relative beginner in this field. However on the flowers the bracts are overlapping which has made me come to my conclusion, along with their large size.

cicuta58's picture

Bracteoles

They do overlap in both species but in sepium they do not quite conceal the sepals and are less inflated than in silvatica. In the latter, the leaf sinus is wider and has veins running a short way along its edge which I am told is ca90% reliable. Perhaps the fence posts are non-standard.

cicuta58

chrisbrooks's picture

Thanks

All noted for future posts, regards Chris.

moremoth's picture

Fence

The fence posts overlap. I'll measure up tomorrow and report back.

Bill Welch

moremoth's picture

Fence

The fence posts are about 4 inches across. The bracts do overlap, but not as much as shown for C. silvatica in Rose; and they conceal the sepals about half of the time, reveal them the rest. This still sounds like C. sepium.

Bill Welch

cicuta58's picture

Hybrid

There is always the hybrid between them to confuse matters! I would stick to sepium.

cicuta58