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Calystegia sp.

Observed: 14th October 2012 By: Beagle
Friends of Childwall Woods and FieldsMerseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Calystegia
Calystegia
Calystegia
Description:

Creeping, climbing plant swamping plants on which it is growing; found along woodland/grassland margin.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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bracteoles

I thought you had to see these from the side to check the bracteoles to separate from silvatica?

Jamie from Briantspuddle

lavateraguy's picture

bracteoles

You don't have to, but the bracteoles are usually a clear unambiguous character which distinguishes C. sepium and C. silvatica. I try to get a view of them for confirmation, but at least sometimes C. silvatica can be positively identified at a distance by the larger flowers. More expert people can probably do better.

I can't identify this one from the photographs.

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C. sepium

I have added a photo taken from the side and the epicalyx of two bracteoles appear longer than the calyx lobes and scarcely overlapping each other which would suggest C. sepium. Regards

Hugh