Calystegia occidentalis

Western Morning Glory

Stems prostrate or climbing, twisting around support. Stem and leaves coated with very fine hairs. Leaf arrow-shaped, 1/2–1 1/2 in. at midvein, lobes at base rounded or double-pointed, with rounded or squared indentation at top of leaf. Flowers 1–4 on stalk, bractlets at flower base entire or lobed like leaf, overlapping calyx. Flower cream to white, 5 petals united into open funnel shape. Grows in dry soils in pine woodlands, chaparral, on slopes, at low to subalpine elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: Vining
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes