Also known as
Bearbine, Bethbine, Cornbine, Morning Glory, Devil's Guts, Creeping Jenny, European Bindweed, Bindweed, Common Bindweed, Lesser Bindweed, Perennial Morningglory, Small Bindweed, Smallflowered Morningglory, White Convolvulus, Wild Morning-Glory, European Morning Glory
Convolvulus arvensis flores by Aiwok (CC BY-SA 3.0)
1 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Field Bindweed Overview
Convolvulus arvensis is commonly known as field bindweed. It is a prolific weed that usually attacks fields and roadsides but can also be a major problem in garden lawns. Climbs by twisting its stems around which makes it especially hard to remove from anything that it climbs. Has beautiful white or pink trumpet-shaped flowers and arrow-shaped leaves. Very similar in appearance to hedge bindweed, Calystegia sepium.
How to harvest Field Bindweed
Not usually harvested
How to propagate Field Bindweed
Scatter seed on moist compost or soil. Seeds readily germinate.
Bindweed will quickly spread through rhizomes.
Propagate by seed sown outdoors in mid spring for hardy plants or under glass in spring for tender plants, perennials and sub-shrubs by softwood cuttings in late spring or summer.
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Other uses of Field Bindweed
Found on waste ground.