Field Bindweed

Convolvulus arvensis

Plant Description

A perennial vine with deep, spreading roots with white to pink funnel-shaped flowers and simple, alternate leaves. Spreads 2-15 feet wide.

Plant Details

Life Forms
ODA Listing
Soil and Moisture Conditions
Suggested Actions
Shade Preference
Mature Height 6"
Distribution abundant across North America except some parts of FL, TX, NM, and AZ.
Control Very difficult to control. Pulling effective for seedlings or young plants before extensive root system is established. Repeated shallow cultivation repeated over several years.
Disposal Methods Do not put bindweed in backyard compost but municipal compost is OK.
Reproduction and Spread Reproduces by spreading lateral roots and seeds that can survive for 15-20 years.
Introduced Native to Europe and Asia, probably came to US as contaminant in farm and garden seeds.
Look Alikes hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)
Impact Forms large patches that are difficult to control; a noxious agricultural weed.
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