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Hedge Bindweed - Calystegia sepium. Climbing, to 2-3m. Vigorous, hairless perennial that twines around other plants to assist its progress. Found in hedgerows, woodland margins and on disturbed ground, often swamping the plants on, and through which, it grows by late summer. FLOWERS are 3-4cm across, white and funnel-shaped (Jun-Sep); the 2 epicalyx bracts, which surround the sepals, do not overlap one another. FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are arrow-shaped and up to 12cm long. STATUS-Widespread and common in the S but scarce in the N.