Great Bindweed
Fact File
Taken at Strathclyde Park on 1st July 2017 with Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 




Taken at Aberlady on 13th August 2015 with Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode
Fact File
 
Great Bindweed.
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AKA:
Calystegia Sepium.
Convolvulaceae.
Perennial.
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Cultivated and waste land, hedgrows and around old buildings.
July to September .
Up to 3 m high.
Great Bindweed flowers are among the largest of all British flowers.
Their scientific name derives from two greek words, kalyx and stege - 'cup covering'. It was given this name by the Scottish botanist Robert Brown who thought the large bud covers merited the plant to be listed as a sub-species of the Hedge Bindweed.