Field Bindweed

Convolvulus arvensis


Field Bindweed - An herbaceous perennial with extensive rhizomes that help it creep through fields and over plants.

Leaves: Arrowhead-shaped leaves that alternate along the stem. Leaves have two lobes at the base.

Flowers: Flowers bloom from April-October. Flowers are bell or funnel-shaped and are about 1 inch across. They range from white-pink and have bracts (scales) where the flower stem meets the plant stem.

Habitat: It grows anywhere from full sun to full shade and is drought tolerant. Found in ravines, greenbelts, forested parks, farmlands, driveways, flower gardens, and ornamental borders

Weed Classification: C

Why is it a Noxious Weed?

Once established it is very hard to eradicate fully. It will outcompete other plants and create dense, tangled clusters with deep and extensive rhizomes.

Bindweed will wrap around other plants and potentially kill them. The seed viability in the soil is quite long term. Because of this, it is very hard to get rid of once it has spread throughout an area.

Control Recommendations:

WA State Noxious Weed Control Board

PNW Pest Management Handbook

UC Davis Weed Report