Field Bindweed is identified from many other morning glories by the small
size of its flowers, which are less than 2 inches across and commonly
only about 1 inch across. These vines crawl along roadsides, abandoned
areas and fields. Each vine can be as long as 3 feet. Leaves are alternate,
about 2 inches long and most often 'heart-shaped'.
Field Bindweed, also called simply 'Bindweed' or 'Possession Vine', was
introduced from Eurasia, and now has a nearly worldwide distribution.
Its considered a noxious weed because of its unfailing ability to come
back, year after year. It has perenial roots which may extend up to 15
feet below the surface!
I identify this plant while driving when I happen to glance at a small
group of small white flowers, along the roadways, where it normally grows.