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Calystegia soldanella - (L.)R.Br.

Common Name Sea Bindweed, Seashore false bindweed
Family Convolvulaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards This species is said to be purgative[173], some caution is advised.
Habitats Sandy and shingly sea shores and dunes[1, 17].
Range Coastal areas of Europe, including Britain, N. Africa, Asia, N. and S. America and Australasia.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Calystegia soldanella Sea Bindweed, Seashore false bindweed


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Calystegia soldanella Sea Bindweed, Seashore false bindweed
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Calystegia soldanella is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from June to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Convolvulus soldanella.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Young shoots - cooked as a vegetable or pickled and used as a samphire substitute[2, 105]. Caution is advised since the plant might have a purgative effect[173].

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Medicinal Uses

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Antiscorbutic  Diuretic  Febrifuge  Irritant  Purgative  Vermifuge

Antiscorbutic, diuretic, febrifuge, irritant, purgative and vermifuge[218].

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Other Uses

String

The stems are very flexible and are used as a string for tying[66]. Fairly strong but not long-lasting[K].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Easily grown in ordinary well-drained garden soil in a sunny position[1, 200]. This species is very difficult to establish successfully in the garden[1].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame in a free draining compost and only just cover. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15°c[138]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in early spring whilst dormant[200].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Calystegia hederaceaJapanese false bindweedPerennial Climber5.0 4-8  LMHNM21 
Calystegia pellita Perennial Climber3.0 -  LMHNM20 
Calystegia pubescensJapanese BindweedPerennial Climber3.0 4-8  LMHNM11 
Calystegia sepiumHedge Bindweed, Hedge false bindweed, Appalachia false bindweed, Bingham's false bindweedPerennial Climber3.0 4-8 FLMHSNM211
Calystegia subvolubilis Perennial Climber3.0 4-8  LMHNM10 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Botanical References

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Ray   Mon Jul 7 07:13:13 2003

Link: Morning Glory Corner Calystegia information

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