Convolvulus arvensis

Common name: Bindweed

Family: Convolvulaceae

Origin: Eurasia

U.S. Distribution: Throughout except extreme Southeast and parts of southern Texas

Height: Up to 10 ft.

Foliage: Alternate, simple, entire, ovate-oblong with cordate bases, long petioles

Flowers: White or pink funnel shaped, perfect flowers, borne in the axils of leaves

Bloom time: July to September

Habitat: Grainfields, gardens and uncultivated areas

Soil: Rich, sandy soils

Other: A relative of the morning glory, classified as one of the top 10 worst weeds. Very fast growing with deep roots. Seeds can remain viable for up to 50 years.

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