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Field Bindweed
Convolvulus arvensis

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) Other common names: Small Bindweed

Other scientific names: Calystegia arvensis

French names: Liseron des champs

Family: Bindweed Family (Convolvulaceae)

Group: Bindweeds

Distinctive features: Leaves have two pointy ends near the base. Medium-sized white flowers.

Similar species:
  •   Upright Bindweed (Calystegia spithamaea) - Ends of leaves are rounded. Large white flowers.

  •   Eurasian Black Bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus) - Small greenish flowers.

  •   Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium) - Base ends of leaves are square. Flowers large and sometimes pink.

Flowers: Summer;  White, Red/Pink;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate, Simple, Entire

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 324    Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 12, 254   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: arvensis: of cultivated fields

Photographs: 58 photographs available, of which 8 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Field Bindweed flowers are often crowded together.

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

They are smaller than the flowers of Upright Bindweed (Calystegia spithamaea) and Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium).

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

A leaf showing the distinctive pointy ends near the base.

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Another leaf.

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Flower buds.

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Flowers just opening.

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

An opening flower caught inthe rain.

Range map for Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)