Field Bindweed

Also known as:
Bindweed, Convolvulus
N temperate region

General description

Perennial scrambling or trailing vine to 2m tall. Extensive rhizomes, fibrous roots at nodes. Leaves alternate, dark green, often blueish, arrow-shaped with basal lobes, 4 x 2 cm. Flowers broadly funnel-shaped, 3cm diam, pink or white with purplish-pink stripe on petal centre, Nov-Mar. Seed capsule egg shaped, 6-8mm long, hairless; seeds dark, smooth.

Shrubland, fernland, short tussockland, low-growing habitats, coastal margins, consolidated sand dunes, river systems.

Rhizomes, seed.

Smothers low growing vegetation.

Site management

Recommended approaches

1. Use vial treatment - cut all stems possible, treat others (1g metsulfuron/20 ml, 5-10 m apart). Move vials monthly until eliminated.
2. Stump swab (1g metsulfuron/L or glyphosate 100mls/L or Banvine 200mls/L). Mulch stems.
3. Spray (120ml Banvine/10L). Spring-autumn.

Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.

Similar species

blue morning glory
Ipomoea indica

Blue morning glory's leaves are three lobed rather than arrow shaped.

RPMS status

Not a legally declared pest plant
field bindweed - Main species image