Haiku: Candescent Calystegia

Nearly white with just a hint of blush, these bindweed flowers were too lovely to ignore this morning. The bees seemed enamored of them, too.

Bindweed is an invasive plant, and it tends to wrap its tangled tendrils all over fenceposts and any unlucky plants growing within reach. It grows quickly and envelops nearly anything in its path, and can be difficult to control. Not the most welcome plant in fields, as you can imagine.

Even so, it has an almost ethereal loveliness…and is also a food source for some pollinators, like certain bees and moths. Truly an “ordinary” beauty.