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Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Field bindweed Common Names: Field morning-glory, morning glory, small bindweed, devil's guts

Description: Introduced to the United States as contaminant in farm and garden seeds. This species is listed under Regulation No. 715 - Seed Law Implementation as a prohibited noxious weed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

Habit: Perennial vine with deep, persistent, spreading roots.

Leaves: Glabrous to pubescent, variable, 0.4-4 inches long and 0.1-2.4 inches wide with petioles 5-40 mm long.

Stems: twining, branched, 8-79 inches long.

Flowers: Peduncles arise from leaf axils, 0.2-2.4 inches long and bear 1 to several flowers. Broadly funnel-shaped, 0.6-1.2 inches long and 0.9-1.4 inches broad.

Fruit and seeds: Capsule, 5-10 mm long with 1-4 seeds; seeds are 3-4 mm long.

Habitat: Native to Europe and Asia. Found in hedgerows, fields, waste places and fencerows.

Reproduction: By seed and vegetatively.

Monitoring and rapid response: Grazing animals have been shown to be effective in control field bindweed.

Credits: The information provided in this factsheet was gathered from the U.S Forest Service FEIS: CONARV.

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Common Name:

Field bindweed

Scientific Name:

Convolvulus arvensis


(Morning glory)





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