Oct. 22, 2017

hedge bindweed, Calystegia sepium

Isn't this a morning-glory? It certainly is a glory in the morning! It has the same flowers as morning glories, the same twining early-morning habit, and leaves that could easily pass. So it's not a morning-glory just because it has two bracts behind the flower, and a divided pistil? Yup! This is probably our most common morning-glory-like plant. It grows in wet ground in every state except HI, and northward except for LB, NT, NU, YT, and GL. Hayes State Park, Lenawee Co MI, 6/15/11.