We have had Hedge Bindweed on the blog, this is it’s little cousin Field Bindweed.
So how do you tell Field Bindweed from Hedge Bindweed? If you are familiar with both plants it isn’t a problem they don’t really look the same.
If you are not familiar with both species then this is how you can easily tell.
This is a photograph of Hedge Bindweed.
The Leaf like structures, forming a cup that the flower sits in are called Bracts, they are just modified leaves and I think that their primary function in this case is to protect the flower.
Lots of different flowers have bracts of one sort or another. Hedge Bindweed has them…
Field Bindweed doesn’t. (Simples 🙂 )
Field Bindweed can be very pink, the flowers that I photographed today were very pale but this next one is a common colour to find.
I also quite regularly find them quite white from above but with a strong candy stripe like this on the underside of the petals.
Here are some more pictures of this morning’s flowers.