Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

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pedrocut on October 5, 2010

Some regard the plant as a noxious weed, but it does a good service in cloaking wire fences and derelict brickwork.

They have been ingeniously exploited by children by sharply pinching the base of the calyx, causing the whole corolla to pop out and float to the ground, looking like an old-fashioned nightgown, and say “Grandmother, grandmother, pop out of bed”

Flora Britannica by R Maybey

©junebug on October 5, 2010

Lovely photo and comment, Peter! I didn't know these flowers are poisonous! Overhere, you find them also everywhere along the roads looking through fences, etc. I know I have also photographed them, but never uploaded a photo on Pano it seems. Thanks for linking me to this picture! Best wishes, Anne

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  • Uploaded on October 4, 2010
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 900Ti
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    • Focal Length: 15.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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