Field Bindweed

Convolvulus arvensis

Bearbine, Bethbine, Cornbine, Creeping Jenny, Devil's Guts, Morning Glory

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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Not usually harvested

Propagation

Seed

Scatter seed on moist compost or soil. Seeds readily germinate.

Rhizomes

Bindweed will quickly spread through rhizomes.

Special features

Attractive flowers
Ground cover
Drought resistant

Special features

Origin

Europe, Eurasia

Natural climate

Temperate, Tropical, Mediterranean

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Sun, Full Shade

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Clay, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Convolvulaceae

Flower colour

Can be found in white and pink, White, Pink

Scent

None
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