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Calystegia pubescens - Lindl.

Common Name Japanese Bindweed
Family Convolvulaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards This species is said to be purgative[173], some caution is advised.
Habitats Sunny grassy places and thickets in lowland all over Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Calystegia pubescens Japanese Bindweed


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Calystegia pubescens is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 3 m (9ft 10in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. It is in flower from Jul to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, lepidoptera. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

C. subvolubilis. non Don.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves;  Root.
Edible Uses:

Root - cooked[105, 177, 179]. Said to be purgative[179]. Young shoots - cooked[105, 177, 179].

Medicinal Uses



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Demulcent;  Diuretic;  Poultice;  Tonic.

The flowers are diuretic, they are helpful in cases of diabetes[218]. The plant is demulcent, diuretic and tonic[218]. It is also used as a tonic to correct broken bones and tendons[218].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Easily grown in ordinary garden soil in a sunny position, but plants are apt to become invasive[1, 200]. Nearly all taxa in Calystegia intergrade geographically into neighboring taxa with the exception of the widespread coastal species, C. soldanella (Linnaeus) R. Brown. It is impossible to draw clearly defined specific limits, and intermediate forms are always found where two taxa approximate geographically[266].

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame in a free draining compost and only just cover. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15°c[138]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in early spring whilst dormant[200].

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Calystegia hederaceaJapanese false bindweed21
Calystegia pellita 20
Calystegia sepiumHedge Bindweed, Hedge false bindweed, Appalachia false bindweed, Bingham's false bindweed21
Calystegia soldanellaSea Bindweed, Seashore false bindweed11
Calystegia subvolubilis 10

 

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