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Convolvulus arvensis L.

Field bindweed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderSolanalesPotatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, petunias, sweet potatoes, morning glories, many others
FamilyConvolvulaceaeBindweed or morning glory family
GenusConvolvulusFrom Latin convolvere, “to twine around”
SpeciesarvensisMeans “of planted fields”

About plant names...

Bindweeds, sometimes called wild morning glories, are vines that twine around other plants or trail along the ground. They are native to temperate regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, Australia, and Argentina. Though attractive, they are often considered invasive.

Identification: Plants are vines 20-79" (50-200 cm) high. Leaves are ¾-1¾" (2-5 cm) × ⅜-1" (1-3 cm) wide, either linear or shaped like arrowheads (sagittate). The flowers are trumpet-shaped, ⅜-⅞" (1-2.5 cm) in diameter, and white or pale pink. Seeds are ⅛" (3.2 mm) long, with two flat sides and a convex side, like an orange segment.

Some similar-looking plants:

 

Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

8/6/2013 · Dunstable Rural Land Trust, Dunstable, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 7 × 9" (18 × 22 cm)

Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

8/6/2013 · Dunstable Rural Land Trust, Dunstable, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 16 cm)

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Convolvulus arvensis

Calystegia sepium
Common Name

field bindweed

hedge morning glory
Plant Vines are 20-79" (50-200 cm) high. Vine up to 12’ in length, stem light green or red
Flowers Trumpet-shaped, ⅜-⅞" (1-2.5 cm) in diameter, and white or pale pink. Small bracts are separate from the flowers. Trumpet-shaped, up to 3” across, white or pink and white, with a yellow throat
Leaves ¾-1¾" (2-5 cm) × ⅜-1" (1-3 cm) wide, either linear or shaped like arrowheads (sagittate). Shaped like arrowheads (sagittate)
Fruit Seeds ⅛" (3.2 mm) long, with two flat sides and a convex side, like an orange segment. Nearly round, in pairs, like segments of an orange
Range/ Zones

Type Wild Wild

 

Online References:

Convolvulus arvensis on Missouriplants.com

Convolvulus arvensis on Wikipedia

Convolvulus arvensis on the Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide

Convolvulus arvensis at Illinois Wildflowers

Convolvulus arvensis on Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Convolvulus arvensis at the University of Wisconsin's Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Convolvulus arvensis at Southeastern Arizona Wildflowers and the Plants of the Sonoran Desert

Convolvulus arvensis on Wildflowers, Ferns & Trees of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah

Convolvulus arvensis on Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses

Convolvulus arvensis on the USDA Forest Service's Fire Effects Information Database

Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

8/6/2013 · Dunstable Rural Land Trust, Dunstable, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 6 × 7" (16 × 16 cm)

Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

8/6/2013 · Dunstable Rural Land Trust, Dunstable, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 8 × 7" (20 × 18 cm)

Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

8/1/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 11 × 14" (28 × 34 cm)

Convolvulus ambigens House

Convolvulus incanus auct. non Vahl

Strophocaulos arvensis (L.) Small

 

Convolvulus arvensis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 6 Sep 2021.

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Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

4/27/2010 · Ridgeway, Colorado · By Constance B. Kent ID is uncertain

Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

8/5/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, East Pepperell, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain

Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

8/5/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, East Pepperell, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm) ID is uncertain

Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

8/5/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, East Pepperell, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 4½ × 3" (11 × 7.9 cm) ID is uncertain

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