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Calystegia sepium

Calystegia sepium
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-02 2:48
Viewed: 2028
Points: 36
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Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Calystegia
Species: C. sepium

Calystegia sepium (Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, Rutland beauty, Bugle Vine, or Heavenly Trumpets) (formerly Convolvulus sepium) is a species of bindweed, with a subcosmopolitan distribution throughout temperate Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia, northwestern Africa, and North America, and in the temperate Southern Hemisphere in Australia, and Argentina in South America.
It is a herbaceous perennial that twines around other plants, in a counter-clockwise direction, to a height of up to 2-4 m, rarely 5 m. The leaves are arranged spirally, simple, pointed at the tip and arrowhead shaped, 5-10 cm long and 3-7 cm broad.
The flowers are produced from late spring to the end of summer. In the bud, they are covered by large bracts which remain and continue to cover sepals. The open flowers are trumpet-shaped, 3-7 cm diameter, white, or pale pink with white stripes. After flowering the fruit develops as an almost spherical capsule 1 cm diameter containing two to four large, black seeds that are shaped like quartered oranges. The seeds disperse and thrive in fields, borders, roadsides and open woods.
Calystegia sepium is an attractive plant with showy flowers. However, because of its quick growth and clinging vines, it can overwhelm and pull down cultivated plants including shrubs and small trees. Its aggressive self-seeding (seeds can remain viable as long as 30 years) and the success of its creeping roots (they can be as long as 3-4 m) cause it to be a persistent weed and have led to its classification as a noxious weed. The suggested method of eradicating Calystegia sepium is vigilant hand weeding.


Il vilucchio bianco (Calystegia sepium (L.) R.Br.) è una pianta rampicante della famiglia delle Convolvulaceae.
È una pianta erbacea perenne che cresce avviluppandosi alle altre piante con un fusto volubile lungo 2-4 m, raramente sino a 5 m.
Le foglie, lunghe 5-10 cm e ampie 3-7 cm, sagittate, ondulate al margine e dotate di un lungo picciolo, sono disposte a spirale.
I fiori sono solitari e disposti all'ascella delle foglie; hanno un calice con cinque lobi, parzialmente ricoperto da due brattee; la corolla, imbutiforme, è lunga fino a 6 cm e di colore bianco.
Il frutto è una capsula sferica di circa 1 cm di diametro e contiene da due a 4 semi neri.
La specie ha una distribuzione cosmopolita: è presente nelle zone temperate di Europa, Asia, Nordafrica, Nord America, Sud America e Australia.
È una pianta infestante delle colture erbacee, dei cereali, dei vigneti e degli incolti. Predilige suoli argillosi, umidi e ricchi di elementi nutritivi, da 0 a 1.400 m.

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Hello Luciano
Very good macro,fine compozition and colors and good background und lighting.
Best regards

Hi Luciano,
A very nice close-up of this flower, good details sharpness, well handle exposure under difficult light, and very good composition,
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend,
Best Regards,

Anche questa, a livello di difficoltà, non scherza affatto. Luce gestita al meglio. Mi sembra poco nitida.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-02 8:05]

Hello Luciano.
This is fine capture of your. The darker background does wonders to bring natural focus on the flower. So lovely.Best regards Siggi

Bonjour Luciano,
Excellente maîtrise de la lumière pour cette belle macro permettant d'apprécier les détails sur une couleur difficile à exploiter.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

hello Luciano
Wath is the problem
You can better
i missing some light and sharpness is this correct?
thanks greeting lou

Hello Luciano,

Hope you are well. These Field Bindweed plants and flowers are really beautiful wherever they are found in the world. You have taken this photo in difficult conditions. But it is an artistic photo and light and shade are beautiful.I think you have darkened the background to make the flowers more prominent.The trick has worked.....hehehe....sorry.....this is no tit for tat, Luciano. I love you man and your photography, I was joking indeed....thanks a lot for sharing a marvellous photo and thanks for supporting me here.....take care...warmest regards/Abid

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-02 8:51]

Hello Luciano,
Nice photo in acceptable sharpness and natural colours. Difficult light conditions. Beautiful contrast against the background.
Have a good weekend,

Hello Luciano
Beautiful photo with interesting composition and impressive sharpness.

Ciao Luciano, complimenti per le identificazioni, io coi fiori non ci capisco niente, prima o poi qualcuno ne posto, ottima macro con splendida resa del bianco, bello sfondo scuro alla Luciano, ottima nitidezza, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Luciano, Superb well balanced composition here Luciano, amazing sharpness with good depth, this picture has got a prevailing tone to it like a water painting effect hmmm, impressive low lighting, splendid sharpness, great effort here and very well done, have a wonderful weekend,
Best Regards,


Hi Luciano,
Excellent photo presentation of this Flower, great sharpness, very nice colors, TFS!

Good composition, depth of field and detail.
Pretty flower but i don't think i will let it into my garden.
regards yiannis

Hello Luciano,
What a splendid capture with exceptional details.
Absolutely amazing flower. The light and exposure are perfect as usual.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Hello Luciano,
Excellent exposure of the Heavenly Trumpets as I know it. Great sharpness, POV and detail against a dark BG. Very well done my friend.
Best regards,

Ciao Luciano,
Beautiful flower, good DOF and POV, good sharpness and well composed.

Artistic & very nice picture Luciano
TFS, Ferran

Salut Luciano

On pourrait presque dire une photo en noir et blanc !
les détails des pétales blanches sont superbes, TFS


Bonsoir Luciano,

Le sujet est bien cadré. La prise de vue rapprochée permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du Liseron des haies. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


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