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Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Description: A rhizomatous perennial with slender climbing or trailing viny stems and white-pink flowers that can grow up to 6.5' in length.

Life Cycle: Perennial

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

Leaves: Alternate, bell-shaped, lobed at base, can vary in shape, 0.5-2" long. 

Flower: White or pink flowers solitary or in a cluster, fused into a funnel-shaped tube with small bracts, 0.5-1 inches in diameter 

Fruit: Egg-shaped to round capsule with 4 seeds

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 Vine

Field bindweed leaf

flowering field bind weed