Herb latin name: Calystegia subvolubilis


Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning-glory Family)



Edible parts of Calystegia subvolubilis:

Root - cooked. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity. Young shoots - cooked. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial Climber


Height:
3 m
(9 3/4 foot)

Flowering:
July to
September

Habitat of the herb:

A hybrid, C. pellita x C. sepium, it is not known in a truly wild situation.

Propagation of Calystegia subvolubilis:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame in a free draining compost and only just cover. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in early spring whilst dormant.

Cultivation of the herb:

A hybrid, C. pellita x C. sepium, it is not known in a truly wild situation.

Medicinal use of Calystegia subvolubilis:

None known

Known hazards of Calystegia subvolubilis:

Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, at least some, if not all members of this genus are purgative, some caution is advised.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.