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Eurasian Black Bindweed
Fallopia convolvulus
(formerly Polygonum convolvulus)

Eurasian Black Bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus) Other common names: Black Bindweed, Wild Buckwheat

Other scientific names: Polygonum convolvulus, Bilderdykia convolulus, Tiniaria convolvulus

French names: Renouée liseron

Family: Smartweed Family (Polygonaceae)

Group: Bindweeds

Similar species:
  •   Upright Bindweed (Calystegia spithamaea) - Large white flowers.

  •   Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium) - Large white flowers.

  •   Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) - White flowers, larger.

Flowers: Summer;  Green/Brown;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate, Simple, Entire

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 322    Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 380   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Photographs: 67 photographs available, of which 4 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Eurasian Black Bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

Eurasian Black Bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

Eurasian Black Bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

A flower spike, with the flowers not quite open.

Eurasian Black Bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

The leaves of Eurasian Black Bindweed are very pointed and deeply indented at the base.

Range map for Eurasian Black Bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

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)