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Field Bindweed - Convolvulus arvensis
Family: Convolvulaceae

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Description

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'.

Interesting facts

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.


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Links to more information

UC ISP additional info and pics

Control methods

Bindweed weed site


Website, video, and graphics by Rob Nelson
For more information on this plant or management please contact US Army Corp of Engineers

 

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