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Calystegia hederacea - Wall.

Common Name Japanese false bindweed
Family Convolvulaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, at least some, if not all members of this genus are purgative[173], some caution is advised.
Habitats Sunny grassy places and thickets in lowland and hills of C. and S. Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - Japan, Korea, Manchuria.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Calystegia hederacea Japanese false bindweed


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Calystegia hederacea is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 5 m (16ft 5in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 5. It is in flower from August to October. 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: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root
Edible Uses:

Root - cooked[105, 177], then washed and steamed. Considered to be very nutritious, it is rich in starch and sugar but it should not be eaten regularly[179]. Young shoots - cooked[105, 177].

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Medicinal Uses

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Diuretic

The seed is simmered in water as a diuretic to stimulate kidney secretions[218].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Easily grown in ordinary garden soil in a sunny position, but plants are apt to become invasive[1, 200]. Nearly all taxa in Calystegia intergrade geographically into neighboring taxa with the exception of the widespread coastal species, C. soldanella (Linnaeus) R. Brown. It is impossible to draw clearly defined specific limits, and intermediate forms are always found where two taxa approximate geographically[266].

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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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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
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 soldanellaSea Bindweed, Seashore false bindweedPerennial Climber0.6 5-9  LMHNM11 
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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Ray   Mon Jul 7 07:14:49 2003

Link: Morning Glory Corner Calystegia information

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