bindweed

Hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium). Photo: Betty Marose

Updated: April 16, 2021
hedge bindweed
Hedge bindweed. Photo: Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org

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

Life cycle

Perennial vine with deep fleshy rhizomes

Growth habit

Vining and more likely to climb than trail

pink bindweed flowers
Field bindweed flowers. Photo: K. George Beck and James Sebastian, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

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 the area as soon as possible after germination; collect and discard all parts of the stem as they easily set new roots. The annual morning glory (Ipomoea spp.) can be mistaken for the perennial weedy bindweed.

field bindweed foliage
Field bindweed foliage. Photo: Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org