Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Convolvulus arvensis Accepted
Convolvulus chinensis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches
Plant Spread: trailing 3 to 6 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: White or Pale Pink with slightly darker pink radial stripes.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

The worst, worst, worst, weed in the garden

Control Those Weeds: Field BindweedControl Those Weeds: Field Bindweed
June 27, 2012

This is the second article in a series that will offer descriptions and control measures for some of the most common weeds: Field Bindweed.

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Posted by Bonehead (Pacific NW - Zone 8b) on May 24, 2013 11:39 AM

This is a naturalized non-native invasive in the Pacific Northwest. Found in fields, thickets, roadsides, disturbed areas. Can become problematic in the garden, although I find it easy to just pull out where not welcome, and I enjoy the pure white flowers shining through a host shrub.

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