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Convolvulus arvensis

Convolvulus arvensis L.

Convolvulus ambigens House

Convolvulus incanus auct. non Vahl

Strophocaulos arvensis (L.) Small

Field Bindweed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderSolanalesPotatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, petunias, sweet potatoes, morning glories, many others
FamilyConvolvulaceaeBindweed or morning glory family
GenusConvolvulusFrom Latin convolvere, “to twine around”
SpeciesarvensisMeans “of planted fields”

About plant names...

Bindweeds, sometimes called wild morning glories, are vines that twine around other plants or trail along the ground. They are native to temperate regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, Australia, and Argentina. Though attractive, they are often considered invasive.

Identification: Plants are vines 20-79" (50-200 cm) high. Leaves are ¾-1¾" (2-5 cm) × ⅜-1" (1-3 cm) wide, either linear or shaped like arrowheads (sagittate). The flowers are trumpet-shaped, ⅜-⅞" (1-2.5 cm) in diameter, and white or pale pink. Seeds are ⅛" (3.2 mm) long, with two flat sides and a convex side, like an orange segment.

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Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bindweed)

8/6/2013 · Dunstable Rural Land Trust, Dunstable, MA
≈ 7 × 9" (18 × 22 cm)

Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bindweed)

8/6/2013 · Dunstable Rural Land Trust, Dunstable, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 16 cm)

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Convolvulus arvensis

Calystegia sepium

Polygonum convolvulus var. convolvulus
Common Name

Field Bindweed

Hedge Morning Glory

Black Bindweed
Plant Vines are 20-79" (50-200 cm) high. Vine up to 12’ in length, stem light green or red Vine up to 3' (1 m) long. At leaf nodes there is an ocrea.
Flowers Trumpet-shaped, ⅜-⅞" (1-2.5 cm) in diameter, and white or pale pink. Small bracts are separate from the flowers. Trumpet-shaped, up to 3” across, white or pink and white, with a yellow throat Small, greenish-pink to greenish-white, in racemes (bunches); individual flowers are ⅛" (4 mm) long, racemes are up to 2½" (6.3 cm) long
Leaves ¾-1¾" (2-5 cm) × ⅜-1" (1-3 cm) wide, either linear or shaped like arrowheads (sagittate). Shaped like arrowheads (sagittate) Alternate, triangular or heart-shaped, lower corners of leaves aim inward toward the petiole (leaf stem)
Fruit Seeds ⅛" (3.2 mm) long, with two flat sides and a convex side, like an orange segment. Nearly round, in pairs, like segments of an orange Three-sided, with a single dull black seed
Range/ Zones

Type Wild Wild Wild

 

 
Polygonum scandens
Common Name

Climbing False Buckwheat
Plant Vines up to 20' (6.1 m) long. Stems are light green to bright red, almost hairless. Where leaves attach to the stem, there is a protective sheath, or ocrea
Flowers Racemes are 2-8" (5-20 cm) long, with small greenish flowers.
Leaves Ovate, approaching sagittate (shaped like an arrowhead), up to 2" (5 cm) × 4" (10 cm). Leaf petioles are up to 1½" (3.8 cm) long
Fruit Greenish, with white or pink borders.
Range/ Zones

Type Wild

 

Online References:

Convolvulus arvensis on Missouriplants.com

Convolvulus arvensis on Wikipedia

Convolvulus arvensis on the Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide

Convolvulus arvensis at Illinois Wildflowers

Convolvulus arvensis on Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Convolvulus arvensis at the University of Wisconsin's Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Convolvulus arvensis at Southeastern Arizona Wildflowers and the Plants of the Sonoran Desert

Convolvulus arvensis on Wildflowers, Ferns & Trees of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah

Convolvulus arvensis on Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses

Convolvulus arvensis on the USDA Forest Service's Fire Effects Information Database

Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bindweed)

8/6/2013 · Dunstable Rural Land Trust, Dunstable, MA
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm)

Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bindweed)

8/6/2013 · Dunstable Rural Land Trust, Dunstable, MA
≈ 8 × 7" (20 × 18 cm)

Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bindweed)

8/1/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 11 × 14" (28 × 34 cm)

Convolvulus arvensis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bindweed)

4/27/2010 · Ridgeway, CO · By Constance B. Kent ID is uncertain

Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bindweed)

8/5/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, East Pepperell, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain

Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bindweed)

8/5/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, East Pepperell, MA
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm) ID is uncertain

Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bindweed)

8/5/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, East Pepperell, MA
≈ 4½ × 3" (11 × 7.9 cm) ID is uncertain

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