August 7, 2015
Convolvulus arvensis L.
Twining, creeping perennial vine.
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.
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.
Seeds, creeping roots and rhizomes.
Hedge bindweed [Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br.] Differs by having larger, triangle-shaped leaves with square lobes extending behind and perpendicular to the petiole. Leaf is squarely notched at the petiole. Flower base has two large bracts.
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