Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis L.)


(Convolvulus arvensis L.)


GROWTH HABIT:  Perennial vine, reproducing from seeds and roots.

LEAVES:  Alternate, simple, arrowhead-shaped, rounded or blunt tipped.

STEMS:  Prostrate, twining mat-forming, up to 10 ft. long.

FLOWERS:  Funnel-shaped, pale pink to white, up to 1 in wide; two small scale-like bracts attached below flower on flower stem.

ROOTS:  Creeping rhizomes, extensive.

SEEDS:  Four per capsule, dark grey to reddish brown, three sided.

OTHER:  Seeds viable over 60 years.  Often confused with wild buckwheat which has heart-shaped pointed leaves and tiny inconspicuous flowers.