Connecticut Plants
Low Bindweed (Upright Bindweed)
Calystegia spithamaea (L.) Pursh

Unlike most bindweeds, this plant is not much of a vine. The stems are short and upright when the plant is in bloom, though later in the season they may elongate into an 18-inch vine. Low bindweed is believed to have been eliminated from Connecticut. The photographs show plants in eastern Ontario, Canada.

  • Synonyms: Convolvulus spithamaeus
  • Family: morning glory (Convolvulaceae)
  • Habitat: fields or banks with dry, rocky or sandy soil
  • Height: 4-12 inches
  • Flower size: 1-1/2 to 2 inches across
  • Flower color: white or pale pink
  • Flowering time: May to July
  • Origin: native
Calystegia spithamaea (L.) Pursh
Calystegia spithamaea (L.) Pursh

Leaves of low bindweed are always at least somewhat hairy.