Low or Upright Bindweed, Calystegia spithamea
Convolvulaceae or Morning Glory Family
Weakly erect to somewhat prawling vine. Leaves are long oval, with slightly heart-shaped bases. Flowers
showy, trumpet-shaped, white.
Blooms in summer.
Lovely native of fields and open spaces. In Wildwood,
occasional in open areas.
Hedge bindweed (C. sepium) is very similar to low bindweed, but the leaves have large lobes at the bases. There are several other morning glories in Wildwood, but most have heart-shaped, rather than long leaves. Common morning glory (I. purpurea) may have white flowers, but usually doesn't and the leaves are heart-shaped. Wild potato vine (I. pandurata) flowers are white, but have pink or purple inside. Small white morning glory (I. lacunosa) has white flowers, but they are smaller, and leaves are more or less heart-shaped. Ivy-leaved morning glory (I. hederacea) has blue flowers and very different leaves.