Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Field Bindweed - Convolvulus arvensis   L.
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DistributionMostly Mountains and western half of the Piedmont; rare in the lower Piedmont and Coastal Plain.

Native of Europe; in N.A. throughout, except scarce in the Southeastern states.
AbundanceUncommon in the Mountains and western Piedmont; rare in the lower Piedmont and Coastal Plain.
HabitatFields, meadows, roadsides, railroads, waste places.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting June-October.
IdentificationField Bindweed is a creeping vine, sometimes clambering over low vegetation. The arrowhead-shaped leaves are distinctive; they may be broad to narrow, but have sharp lobes on the base. The flowers grow on stalks from leaf axils, petals 15-20 mm long, white or white with some pink areas, the face of the flower much smaller (about the size of a nickel or a quarter) than our other species of Convolvulus (which are the size of a silver dollar).
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B.A. SorrieRoadside, Buffalo Gap, SD, June 2018. Photo_non_NCPhoto_non_NC
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