Field bindweed – Convolvulus arvensis

Field bindweed

Convolvulus arvensis L.
Convolvulaceae (Morningglory family)

Life cycle

Twining, creeping perennial vine.

Leaves

Cotyledons are square to kidney-shaped. Leaves are alternate, arrowhead- to spade-shaped with nearly parallel leaf margins and generally rounded tips. Leaf bases are pointed or rounded.

Stems

Climbing, trailing, herbaceous vines up to 6 feet or more in length.

Flowers and fruit

White to pink petals fused into a funnel shape with two leafy, small bracts
approximately 1 inch below the flower base. Fruit are egg-shaped capsules
containing dull gray, brown or black seeds with one round and two flattened surfaces.

Reproduction

Seeds, creeping roots and rhizomes.

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Field bindweed flower
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Field bindweed leaves
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Field bindweed seedling

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