Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales
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INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-06-004?:
Calystegia spithamaea FAMILY Convolvulaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Low Bindweed, Upright Bindweed
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Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Dry limestone areas, per Weakley's Flora
Native north of the Carolinas & Georgia
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White (rarely pink)
5-merous or rarely 4-merous
Shallowly 5-lobed (or merely wavy-edged) campanulate to funnelform corolla
Flowers solitary (rarely 2-4) in lower leaf axils only
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Chafin, 2007) p075
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p072?
- Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: Northeastern US (Clemants & Gracie, 2006) p270?
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p199?
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p236?
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p130?
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