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Calystegia marginata

Forest Bindweed

Slender twining perennial.

Additional information

  • FamilyConvolvulaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • SizeTwining 1-2 m
  • Plant groupingClimbers & creepers
  • LeavesArrow-shaped leaves on long stalks have wavy margins, 3-10 cm x 1.5-8 cm.
  • Flower colourWhite to pale pink-mauve
  • Flowering timeOctober to January
  • FlowersSingle funnel-shaped flowers to 2 cm long on long stalks.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet areas in gullies and forests. Partial and dappled shade.
  • Garden useA light climber for a moist dark spot. Masses of short-lived flowers. Can be pruned.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1, 2, 4, Peter Kinchington ©; 3 Marilyn Bull ©

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