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Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Description: A rhizomatous perennial with slender climbing or trailing viny stems.

Life Cycle: Perennial

Habitat: Fences, hedges, fence row thickets, near agronomic and horticultural crops

Flower: White or pink flowers solitary or in a cluster, fused into a funnel-shaped tube

Fruit: Egg-shaped to round capsule with 4 seeds

Leaves: Alternate, bell-shaped, lobed at base

Root: Extensive and deep rhizomes

The problem is…twines around vegetation or other objects. One of the most troublesome weeds throughout North America and the world.

Field bindweed leaf

flowering field bind weed