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Field Bindweed

Convolvulus arvensis

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)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








1 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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.

Special features of Field Bindweed

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Drought resistant

Other uses of Field Bindweed

Found on waste ground.

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