Hedge Bindweed    
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(Photos: marshWalker Observed on the Coppermill Field on 15/Aug/2014) Click to see close up of flower.
Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium), a herbacious perennial that twines around other plants in a counter clockwise direction (hence the Flanders & Swann song). With bindweeds, the shape of the leaf-like structures (bractioles) at the back of the flower are key to making an identification. On the photo right the inner 'leaves' can be seen in between the outer 'leaves'.

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