(Convolvulus arvensis L.)
Produced by Wyoming Weed & Pest Council in cooperation with Sandoz Crop Protection Corp.
Photos from Montana Weed Control Association
Growth Habit: Perennial vine, reproducing from seeds and roots.
Leaves: Alternate, simple, arrowhead-shaped, rounded or blunt tipped.
Stem: Prostrate, twining and mat-forming, up to 10 ft. long.
Flower: Funnel-shaped, pale pink to white, up to 1 in. wide; two small scale-like bracts attached below flower on flower stem.
Roots: Creeping rhizomes, extensive
Seeds: Four per capsule, dark gray to reddish brown, three sided.
Reproduction: Seeds viable over 60 years. Often confused with wild buckwheat which has heart-shaped sharp pointed leaves and tiny inconspicuous flowers.
Biological Controls: Bindweed moth, Bindweed gall mite.
Herbicides: Tordon & 24D, Banvel & 24D.