Field Bindweed

field bindweed plant
field bindweed flower

Field Blindweed


Convolvulus arvensis

Information Sheet (PDF)


State List C - Control Recommended


General

  • Family: Morning glory Convolvulaceae
  • Native to Europe and Asia


Common Names

  • Bindweed, Creeping Jenny, Wild morning glory


Habitat

  • Colony forming
  • Common problem in dryland agriculture, rights-of-way, rangeland and pasture, gardens and lawns
  • Perennial
  • Very aggressive


Plant


Vegetation

  • 1 inch wide and 1-2 inches long
  • Leaves alternate, blunted to arrowhead shape
  • Vine with stems 1 - 4 feet long


Roots

  • Deep taproot
  • Extensive, creeping rhizome


Flower

  • 1 inch wide
  • Groups of 2 - 4
  • May through August
  • Trumpet shaped
  • White to pink


Seed

  • 25-300 seeds per plant
  • Blackish-brown
  • Can remain dormant in soil for 50+ years


Seedling

  • Young plants have dull red stems and light green leaves


Reproduction

  • Seed
  • Vegetative


Control


Biological

  • Aceria mahlerbae - Bindweed gall mite


Chemical


Cultural

  • Prevention
  • Removal prior to flower formation. Repeat for re-growth


Mechanical

  • Burning - N/A
  • Grazing - N/A
  • Mowing- Negligible effects unless the plants are cut below the surface in the early seedling stage


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