Family

Convolvulus.

Colour

Pink) or white.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

North Atlantic states.

Time of Bloom

All summer.

Flowers: terminal; solitary. Calyx: of five sepals surrounded by two leafy bracts. Corolla: bell-shaped; convolute or twisted in the bud. Stamens: five. Pistil: one. Leaves: alternate; rather halbert-shaped; netted-veined. Stem: trailing. Juice: milky*

Mr. Burroughs says about this flower: "Morning-glory is the best now. It always refreshes me to see it." "In the morning and cloudy weather," says Gray, "I associate it with the holiest morning hours. It may preside over my morning walks and thoughts. There is a flower for every mood of the mind."

C. arvensis, or field bindweed, the European species, has made itself quite at home in our fields. Its calyx is without bracts. Near the coast it becomes a weed.

The peculiarities of quamoclit coccinea, cypress-vine, are clearly represented in Plate CLIV.