Calystegia purpurata

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Calystegia purpurata
Calystegia purpurata.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Calystegia
Species: C. purpurata
Binomial name
Calystegia purpurata
(Greene) Brummitt

Calystegia purpurata is a species of morning glory known by the common name Pacific false bindweed.[1][2]

It is endemic to California, where it grows in the seaside scrub of the coastline and the chaparral of the coastal and inland valleys.


Calystegia purpurata is a robust perennial herb growing from a woody caudex and extending spreading or climbing stems up to 70 centimeters. The lobed leaves are up to 5 centimeters long and generally triangular in shape.

The inflorescence produces 1 to 5 flowers atop peduncles. The flower is a morning glory up to 5 centimeters wide, in color white, pink, purple, or white or cream with purple stripes.

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