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Chaparral False Bindweed Back to Plant Page
Calystegia occidentalis

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About Chaparral False Bindweed (Calystegia occidentalis) Calystegia occidentalis is a species of morning glory known by the common name chaparral false bindweed. It is native to California and Oregon, where it grows in hilly and mountain habitat, such as woodland and chaparral slopes. It is a woody perennial herb producing spreading or twisting and climbing branches, usually quite hairy in texture. The small leaves are up to 4 centimeters long and lobed into various spade or arrowhead shapes. The flower cluster is one to four flowers atop a single peduncle, each bloom 2 to 5 centimeters wide and white to cream to yellow in color.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry slopes


Elevation ?
7' - 8302'

Annual Precip. ?
8.4" - 155.7"

Summer Precip. ?
0.21" - 5.98"

Coldest Month ?
29.8° F - 53.8° F

Hottest Month ?
53.6° F - 78.8° F

Humidity ?
0.32 vpd - 28.98 vpd

Landscaping Information
Propagation ?
For propagating by seed: No treatment. [Emery and Frey 1971).

Common uses
Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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