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Calystegia macrostegia ssp. tenuifolia

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Species Name: Calystegia macrostegia ssp. tenuifolia
Common Name: San Diego Morning Glory, Island False Bindweed

This morning glory will trail along the ground or climb on neighboring shrubs. Not invasive like the non-native morning glory and more dainty than 'Anacapa Pink'. May go dormant in summer without supplemental water.

Plant Family: Convolvulaceae
Plant Type: Vine
Height by Width: Sprawling 3-6'
Growth Habit: Trailing, low climbing
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?:
Distribution: Central and southern South Coast Ranges, South Coast, western Peninsular Ranges
Natural Habitat: Dry inland places, generally below 1500'



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