University of Maryland Extension

Bindweed

 
Hedge Bindweed
Calystegia sepium

hedge bindweed
Hedge bindweed has pointed leaf tips and larger leaves and flowers than
field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

hedge bindweed foliage
Hedge bindweed leaves
Photo: Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org 

Field bindweed
Convolvulus arvensis

Field bindweed leaves and flowers
Field bindweed leaf and flower (notice green flower bracts
at the base of the flower)
Photo: Pedro Tenorio-Lezama, Bugwood.org

Field bindweed leaves
Field bindweed foliage
Photo: Pedro Tenorio-Lezama, Bugwood.org

Life cycle: perennial vine with deep fleshy rhizomes
Growth habit: vining and more likely to climb than trail
Reproduction:  seeds and rhizomes
Conditions that favor growth: found in landscapes nurseries; on fences and hedges; thrives in rich, moist areas
Cultural control: dig up and remove from area as soon as possible after germination; collect and discard all parts of stem as they easily set new roots

 

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