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Rutland Beauty, Bugle Vine, Heavenly Trumpets, Bellbind, Granny-pop-out-of-bed, Greater Bindweed, Bearbind, Hedge Convolvulus, Hooded Bindweed, Old Man's Nightcap, Wild Morning Glory, Bride's Gown, Wedlock, White Witches Hat, Belle of the Ball
Hedge Bindweed is a herbaceous perennial vine found through most of Virginia. It grows in a wide range of natural and disturbed habitats, and it is considered an invasive weed in some areas. The vines can grow up to ten feet if supported by something. Hedge Bindweed is found widely throughout the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, and it has a wide range of colorful nicknames. It is sometimes called "wedlock" because of its white gown-like flowers and the binding nature of its vines. Sometimes children pop the seeds out of its sepals while calling "Granny, granny, pop out of bed", which is the basis for another one of its nicknames.
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