Convolvulaceae - morning glory family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 17 February 2018)

Convolvulaceae - morning glory family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 2 species in 2 genera that grow without cultivation. If you already know which species you have or are interested in learning about, click on the appropriate species link below. Otherwise, to determine which genus that the plant in question falls into, refer to the table immediately below the species list.
   Calystegia (1 species)
      Calystegia sepium - hedge false bindweed (occasional [see note 1 at bottom of page])
   Cuscuta (1 species)
      Cuscuta gronovii - common dodder (uncommon)

stem color leaves petal color
Calystegia green simple,
with basal lobes that point away from the tip of the leaf
pink and white
Cuscuta orange no apparent leaves white

Calystegia (false bindweed)
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Calystegia sepium (hedge false bindweed) - [information to be added]

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Cuscuta (dodder)
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Cuscuta gronovii (common dodder) - [information to be added]
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   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.