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Set B2 - Wild Flowers - card information

49. Sea Bindweed
(Calystegia soldanella (L.) R. Br.)

49. Sea Bindweed

This beautiful form of wild convolvulus grows on sandy beaches and dunes. The stems lie upon the surface of the sand and do not twine like those of the hedgerow bindweeds. The leaves are small, round or kidney-shaped, and rather thick and fleshy. Each flower, pink-striped and about an inch and a half across, grows separately on a quadrangular stalk. The flowers are produced rather sparingly from June to August.