Calystegia spithamaea

ClassificationDicots
FamilyConvolvulaceae
Family (Traditional)Convolvulaceae
GenusCalystegia
Species:Calystegia spithamaea (L.) Pursh
Common NameLow False Bindweed
Growth Habitvine - forb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Natural Area Presence: LC; Natural Area Presence: ObedWSR; Natural Area Presence: SGSNA; Natural Area Presence: WOLF; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 4; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S4] (State Rank); G4G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bullitt (KY), Campbell (KY), Estill (KY), Hardin (KY), Laurel (KY), Lewis (KY), Claiborne (TN), Clay (TN), Marion (TN), Perry (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1939 - 1992

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100390010 Bullitt Kentucky 31 May 1939 Mary E. Wharton
4023
EKY
Calystegia spithamaea
UCHT024124 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Calystegia spithamaea
APSC0083438 Hardin Kentucky 13 May 1981 Max Medley
APSC
Calystegia spithamaea
APSC0042407 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Calystegia spithamaea
TENN-V-0244391 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Calystegia spithamaea
UCHT036549 Perry Tennessee
UCHT
Calystegia spithamaea
31234100390044 Laurel Kentucky 17 May 1970 James Johnson
EKY
Calystegia spithamaea
31234100390028 Campbell Kentucky 26 May 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8492
EKY
Calystegia spithamaea
31234100390036 Estill Kentucky 06 Jun 1979 Jeffry Sole
EKY
Calystegia spithamaea
UCHT024125 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Calystegia spithamaea
APSC0065317 Clay Tennessee 14 May 1992 R. Kral
APSC
Calystegia spithamaea
APSC0069775 Hardin Kentucky 02 Jun 1985 Max Medley
APSC
Calystegia spithamaea
APSC0087373 Lewis Kentucky 22 Jun 1984 Max Medley
APSC
Calystegia spithamaea
APSC0102236 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Calystegia spithamaea
APSC0087374 Hardin Kentucky 28 May 1983 Max Medley
APSC
Calystegia spithamaea
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Calystegia spithamaea - Dwayne Estes
Calystegia spithamaea - Dwayne Estes