Calystegia soldanella

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Calystegia soldanella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Calystegia
Species: C. soldanella
Binomial name
Calystegia soldanella
(L.) R.Br. ex Roem. & Schult.

The morning glory Calystegia soldanella (syn. Convolvulus soldanella) is a species of bindweed known by various common names such as seashore false bindweed, shore bindweed, shore convolvulus and beach morning glory. It is a perennial vine which grows in beach sand and other coastal habitats in temperate regions across the world.[1] It is also known as 'The Prince's Flower' after Prince Charles Edward Stuart who sowed it on the Island of Eriskay,Scotland, when he landed there in 1745 to lead the Jacobite rising.[E. Dwelly Gaelic Dictionary (1911)]

The plant bears fleshy stems, kidney-shaped leaves, and attractive morning glory flowers with corollas delicate pink to vivid lavender. They are insect-pollinated.

Distribution[edit]

In North America Calystegia soldanella is found on the west coast and selected areas of the east coast.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calystegia soldanella". New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. Retrieved 12 August 2012.