E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Calystegia soldanella (L.) R. Br.
beach bindweed (beach morning glory; seashore false bindweed)
Convolvulaceae (Dodder family)

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Species Information

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Perennial from a deep rhizome; stems creeping but not twining, 10-30 cm long.
Stem leaves alternate, thick, fleshy, broadly kidney-shaped, 1.5-4 cm wide, glabrous, basal lobes somewhat angled.
Inflorescence of single, 3-6 cm wide, wide-mouthed, funnel-shaped flowers subtended by or equal to the broad, heart-shaped bracts; petals pinkish-purplish, fused; sepals oblong egg-shaped, bristle-tipped, about 1 cm long.
Capsules subglobose, 1.5 cm long; seeds 6-8 mm long, essentially smooth.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to mesic sand dunes in the lowland zone; infrequent along the coast; S to CA, also in the islands of the Pacific Ocean and Europe.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Convolvulus soldanella L.

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