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Sierra False Bindweed
Calystegia malacophylla
  
About Sierra False Bindweed (Calystegia malacophylla) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Calystegia malacophylla is a species of morning glory known by the common name Sierra false bindweed. It is endemic to California, where it grows in several of the mountain ranges, including the Central Coast Ranges and the Sierra Nevada. This is a rhizomatous perennial herb with a woolly stem growing to lengths of 10 centimeters to nearly a meter. It generally does not climb as do many other morning glories. The leaves are vaguely kidney-shaped to triangular and pointed, and reach a few centimeters in length. The foliage is covered in a short coat of woolly white hairs, giving the plant a light greenish gray color. The flower cluster holds a solitary white flower which is sometimes tinted with pink or yellow. The flower is 2 to 4 centimeters wide when open.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Vine

Size
Size
3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Yellow, White

Wildlife Supported
 


 

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dry slopes

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 9.2" - 82.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.15" - 2.95", Coldest Month: 24.3" - 55.9", Hottest Month: 48.0" - 78.0", Humidity: 0.71" - 27.14", Elevation: 69" - 9567"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Woolly Morningglory


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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