Information on Hedge Bindweed subsp. roseata

Common Name: Hedge Bindweed subsp. roseata
Scientific Name: Calystegia sepium ssp. roseata
Irish Name: Ialus fáil ssp. roseata
Family Group: Convolvulaceae
Distribution: View Map (Courtesy of the BSBI)
Flowering Period


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Hedge Bindweed subsp. roseata could sometimes be confused with:

Bindweed, Field, Bindweed, Sea,

Mainly found in the south, south-west and west of Ireland, and one or two northern locations such as Rathlin Island, this is a perennial sub-species of Calystegia sepium which is predominantly found in coastal regions. It twines its way across other plants and across hedgerows to a height of 2-3 metres. It has softly pink, trumpet-shaped flowers (5cm across) which have five white stripes leading into the centre.The epicalyx bracts only overlap a little, if at all. The stems, leaf-stalks and flower-stalks are sparsely hairy. The leaves are arrow-shaped. This subspecies blooms from June to September. 

I found this subspecies growing near Clonbur on the shores of Lough Corrib in Co Galway in July 2014 when I also photographed it. 

If you are satisfied you have correctly identified this plant, please submit your sighting to the National Biodiversity Data Centre

Bindweed, Hedge subsp. roseata
Bindweed, Hedge subsp. roseata

In ‘A Flora of Connemara and the Burren’ by David A Webb and Mary J P Scannel, this species is recorded as being ‘fairly frequent’ in 1958 in certain parts of those regions, one of them being in Clonbur.