Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Black Bindweed - Fallopia convolvulus   (L.) A. Love
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Author(L.) A. Love
DistributionMore-or-less throughout the state, except nearly absent from the outer Coastal Plain.

Native of Eurasia; in N.A. nearly throughout.
AbundanceInfrequent to frequent, except nearly absent from the outer Coastal Plain.
HabitatWeedy thickets, woods margins, along trails, roadsides, creek banks, ditches, disturbed areas, old fields.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-November.
IdentificationBlack Bindweed is an annual, slender, climbing vine that may reach 3 feet long. The leaves are well-spaced, ovate, taper-tipped, and cordate at the base (or hastate at base with backward pointing lobes). The small flowers grow in leaf axils on short to lengthy stalks, greeniush white and often tinged pink. From our native species of Fallopia, it is told mainly by its dull black seeds (vs. glossy black seeds).
Taxonomic CommentsUsually named as Polygonum convolvulus.

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