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Calystegia soldanella

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About Beach Morningglory (Calystegia soldanella) The morning glory Calystegia soldanella (syn. Convolvulus soldanella) is a species of bindweed known by the common names seashore false bindweed and beach morning glory. It is a perennial vine which grows in beach sand and other coastal habitats on the west coast and selected areas on the east coast of North America, and across Europe into Asia. The plant bears fleshy stems, kidney-shaped leaves, and attractive morning glory flowers with corollas delicate pink to vivid lavender. They are insect-pollinated.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
2 ft (0.6 m)

Flower Color
White, Pink, Lavender

Flowering Season

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Sandy seashores, strand


Elevation ?
-75' - 803'

Annual Precip. ?
9.4" - 74.7"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 2.12"

Coldest Month ?
44.8° F - 56.6° F

Hottest Month ?
55.6° F - 72.8° F

Humidity ?
0.08 vpd - 15.88 vpd


Sunset Zones ?
17*, 24*

Landscaping Information
Water Requirement ?
Extremely Low, Very Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Common uses
Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Sometimes Available

Other Names
Common Names
Seashore False Bindweed, Beach Morning Glory

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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