California native Calystegia spp fast twiners slow trailers

Netcong, NJ(Zone 5b)

I thought I would post these photo links to some Calystegia species that are native to California and although some are twining and spread by underground rhizomes ,there are Calystegia species that do not twine and have roots which grow relatively slowly...the slow growing trailers are native to relatively arid areas...

Some of these flowers and leaves are too beautiful not too share...many have a rarely seen yellow or other intersting coloration...

The location (where known) is mentioned underneath the photo link...

Calystegia atriplicifolia; Butte County Morning-glory
KLAMATH RIVER? (Siskiyou County, California, US)

Calystegia collina ssp. collina
Coast Range False Bindweed
Cache Creek (Lake County, California, US)
Carson Ridge (Marin County, California, US)
LAKE COUNTY (Lake County, California, US)

Calystegia collina ssp. venusta
Coast Range Bindweed
Pinnacles National Monument (San Benito County, California, US)

Calystegia longipes
Piute Morning Glory
location HIGHWAY 155 (California, US)

Calystegia malacophylla
Morning Glory
location HIGHWAY 33 (California, US)
Plumas National Forest, near Spanish Peak (Plumas County, California, US)
SIDE ROAD OFF 3 (California, US)
KINGS CANYON (Fresno County, California, US)
Yosemite National Park, Big Oak Flat Road (Tuolumne County, California, US)

Calystegia malacophylla ssp. pedicellata
Escondido Camp to Arroyo Seco River (Monterey County, California, US)

Calystegia malacophylla var. berryi
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK (Tulare County, California, US)

Calystegia occidentalis; Chaparral False Bindweed
FRENCH HILL (California, US)...(photo series looks similar to Calystegia malacophylla location Side Road Off 3)
Calystegia occidentalis
Chaparral False Bindweed
HIGHWAY 20 (California, US)
Calystegia occidentalis
Arroyo Seco River, Rocky Creek trail (Monterey County, California, US)

Calystegia occidentalis ssp. fulcrata;

Calystegia occidentalis ssp. occidentalis
Chaparral False Bindweed
MANACHESTER BEACH (Mendocino County, California, US)
Feather River Canyon, SR 70 Observation Point approx. 2 miles north of Pentz Road (Butte County, California, US)
Plumas National Forest near community of Mountain House (Butte County, California, US)
San Pasqual Valley, Escondido (San Diego County, California, US)
Calystegia occidentalis ssp. occidentalis

Calystegia purpurata; Western Morning-glory
Chnotes Plants from this part of Pt. Reyes N.S. verge on ssp. saxicola-they have short prostrate vines and rounded leaf-tipsimney Rock trail, Pt. Reyes National Seashore (Marin County, California, US)
Audubon Canyon Ranch area (Marin County, California, US)

Calystegia purpurata ssp. saxicola
Pacific False Bindweed
Sonoma Coast State Beach, Goat Rock (Sonoma County, California, US)
Sonoma Coast State Beach, Duncan's Landing (Sonoma County, California, US)

Calystegia silvatica
Giant Bindweed
Muir Beach (Marin County, California, US)

Calystegia soldanella
Shore Morning Glory
Guadalupe Dunes (San Luis Obispo County, California, US)
Sonoma Coast State Beach, Wright's Beach (Sonoma County, California, US)

Calystegia subacaulis
Morning Glory
ST. MARY'S (Contra Costa County, California, US)

Convolvulus sp. yellow



scio, oregon, OR(Zone 8a)

I don't care what anybody says, I love the Calystegia group. They will always have a home at my place!

Netcong, NJ(Zone 5b)

I have a particular interest in the Calystegia species here
Yosemite National Park, Big Oak Flat Road (Tuolumne County, California, US)

and will work out a special trade for anyone who can re-locate,photograph and collect material from this yellow flowerd type...



Scottsdale, AZ

Those yellows remind me of fiels of butter cups in my youth. Wonderful memories. You always provide such great links, I'm salivating over the yellows and going back for another look.


Netcong, NJ(Zone 5b)

pweelee - As you can see in the photos...many of these are not twiners >so they cannot possibly 'bind' anything...and the roots of many of the arid species of Calystegia do not spread by underground runners...

The plants stay relatively small and compact...

One of the resons I posted these links was to show that many of the arid area species do not spread by underground runners and do not fit any of the characteristics usually attributed to this genus of MG's...but,they are to be found growing in California and since they are not aggressive spreaders...they are not to be found in other states...

Hope you get your species selected out...



scio, oregon, OR(Zone 8a)

I don't really wish I still lived in California, but if I did I would be out scouting these. I spent a lot of time in Tuolumne Meadows and enjoyed the Tioga Pass area and Mono Lake. Lee Vining, Bridgeport, those places bring back special memories! What a special corner of the world!

Jackson, SC(Zone 8a)

now see i am adding to my wish list. i remeber some of them from when i lived in riverside California. wow i was a teen then. hehe

Clatskanie, OR(Zone 9b)

RON, thanks so much for wowing us again with another great collection of link. You are certainly destined to be known as Ron_Convolvulink... lol. I really needed this to get familiar with a genus that has been so foreign to me so much thanks again. I too have memories of Yosemite. My mother took me there in about 1952 when I was 4 or 5. The big attraction then was the fire falls in the evening and everyone had their pile of post cards of the fire falls to send to relatives after the trip. The canyon floor was so exquisitely beautiful, it left stunningly wonderful memories. We stayed in a screened in open air cabin for the night and you could hear the bears knocking over the garbage cans in the park. My mom took me to go pee before bedtime and my god did she freak when there was a little Black Bear by the restroom going through the outside garbage. I was only 4 or 5 and not even a budding botanist yet, more is the pitty. Opportunity missed because of age. The following spring my father planted a long row of Nasturtiums, and this was the turning point , when I started budding into some kind of botanist. There were thousands of flowers to dissect, and no matter how many
I tore apart, he never suspected, or cared. Thanks for the memories/via/links....Frank

Netcong, NJ(Zone 5b)

Frank -- as per "Ron_Convolvulink" and "Thanks for the memories/via/links"...I do try to provide the missing(!) links...



scio, oregon, OR(Zone 8a)

Ron, you should be living in the Sierras!

Winnipeg, MB(Zone 4a)

Amazing collection of links, Ron! Thank you.
:) Donna

Birmingham, United Kingdom

I specialise in the identification and growing of the Calystegia species and have annotated several for Berkely based on seeds and propagating material, Richard Brummitt was out within this area. You might be interested that the shape of Calystegia occidentalis and Calystegia macrostegia can change according to how much moisture is in the ground, in some areas they get mistaken for other species. The coloration on these photos shows a slight too much cream. In a more moist climate the prostrate ones need to be grown in pot with very high drainage or rested on its side in a rockery, they are not that easy, but very rewarding however prone to spidermite. Quite a few of these are endangered due to the fires and the fact they are self sterile, some but not all.

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