Plant ID forum: Help identifying this flower please

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Aug 16, 2013 9:02 AM CST

I spotted this guy out on a creek bank while fly fishing recently. Very pretty though it looks out of place. I should say that the location is south central Missouri along the bank of Huzzah Creek

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Thank you!


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Aug 16, 2013 9:10 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome to ATP Joe! Welcome!

That looks like Bindweed, a nasty member of the morning glory family.
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Aug 16, 2013 9:11 AM CST
Looks like Bind Weed to me. Pretty but oh what a terror in the garden. A hated weed Thumbs down
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Aug 16, 2013 11:16 AM CST
Hi Joe, Welcome! to ATP. Hurray!

I agree Run away from it Joe.
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Aug 16, 2013 11:17 AM CST
I agree I agree and Welcome! from the Florida panhandle
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Aug 16, 2013 7:36 PM CST


How big were the flowers, Joe? The leaf shape and arrangement look more like Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia-sepium)

Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

than Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

but they are sometimes hard to tell apart. One difference is that the flowers of Convolvulus arvensis are typically under an inch in diameter while those of Calystegia-sepium are usually much larger, 2 - 3 inches in diameter.

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