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Convolvulus arvensis - Field Bindweed

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Solanales - Family: Convolvulaceae

Convolvulus arvensis, Field bindweed

Field bindweed has smaller flowers than Hedge Bindweed, and they are generally pink, but occasionally they are white.

Closeup of Convolvulus arvensis, Field bindweed

This, and other bindweeds, are much-hated by gardners because once they become established in flowerbeds they are virtually impossible to eradicate as even a tiny piece of broken root will soon grow and the plants return with a vengeance.

All of the bindweeds are anti-clockwise twining climbers.

Brighter pink form of Field bindweed

Distribution

Field Bindweed, and native perennial plant of Europe and Asia and an introduced pernicious weed in North America, is common and widespread throughout Britain except in the far north. The plants shown on this page were photographed in West Wales and in northern France.

Flowering Times

In northern Europe, June to Septmber are the months when Field Bindweed usually blooms.


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