Calystegia sepium

Hedge Morning Glory

Vine, nonwoody, climbing or twisting. Leaf arrow-shaped, 1–3 in. at midvein, central tip pointed, lower lobes about 1/3 the length of central one, rounded tips. Flower bracts longer and covering calyx. Flower single, widely bell-shaped without division, white or pinkish, 1 1/2–2 1/2 in. long. Found in salt- and freshwater marshes, along rivers, clambering over other foliage. Two very similar genera are called morning glory: Calystegia, climbing perennials from a central root, and Convolvulus, trailing annuals from a central root.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: vine to 50 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Columbia Basin, Olympic Np, N Cascades Np
  • Native: Yes