10.19.2021 Another Bindweed manifestation

Not a moment’s consideration of converting this one to black and white.  I went to visit a local conservation area for the first time in a long time, more on that tomorrow, and as I walked in I noticed this one single dewy bloom amongst all the grasses along the road.

Calystegia sepium-Hedge False-bindweed.  Those of you who look at tags will notice the plethora of common names provided by Linda and Steve S in the last bindweed post.  The one name not listed that I think many gardener would attach is PEST!  The name bindweed attests to its climbing habit.  Many of my milkweeds this summer were festooned with these.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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13 Responses to 10.19.2021 Another Bindweed manifestation

  1. cindy knoke says:

    This reminds me of Morning Glory which I grow at The Holler where invasive plants can really thrive because of all the room. I love this bindweed. It is beautiful. I respect that it has a will of it’s own. Long may it grow without human interference.

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    • It reminds you of morning glory as they are in the same family. I enjoy it too. In some of the meadows I visit they are everywhere on everything but don’t really restrict the growth of the plants they climb. Most of those plants are sturdy and strong, such as our milkweeds, so both get along well. The species is variable in color and is the same one that I posted a few days ago that was all white.

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  2. Todd Henson says:

    Pest or not they always produce such beautiful flowers. My folks have morning glories that become real pests each year as they try to strangle all the blueberry bushes. But with those flowers I find them hard to hate, even as I’m tearing them out. 🙂

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  3. When you first featured this species I figured it might well be one of the invasive bindweeds from Eurasia, so I was relieved to find it’s native. Even so, gardeners and farmers might understandably consider it a pest. Nature photographers need have no such qualms.

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    • It is possible for a native to be invasive or just plain pesty. There are a few meadows I visit here that are filled with these crawling all over everything. And, yes, I am happy about photographing them with no guilt whatsoever.

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  4. Ann Mackay says:

    Very pretty, so I can’t hate it, even though its white relative occasionally tries to strangle something here. I once left morning glories that I’d started in pots for a little too long. They managed to get themselves into a right old tangle! Next time I’ll keep them further away from each other… 🙂

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Pretty, but yes, very pest-y in the garden!

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  6. Very nice Steve! Great image & loved the dew!

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