Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Great Bindweed
Calystegia silvatica
of the Bindweed family
a perennial
up to 3 m high
blooms July to September

likes cultivated and waste land, hedgrows and around old buildings
can be seen on the Clydeside and on the lochside between the Roman Bath-house and the South Beach

Great Bindweed flowers are among the largest of all British flowers. Their scientific name derives from two greek words, kalyx and stege - 'cup covering'. It was given this name by the Scottish botanist Robert Brown who thought the large bud covers merited the plant to be listed as a sub-species of the Hedge Bindweed.