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NOXIOUS WEED
AZ, CO, NM, UT

This is a non-native invasive species.

Convolvulus arvensis
Convolvulus arvensis (Bindweed)
Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory Family)

Foothills, montane. Meadows, fields, lawns, woodlands. Spring, summer, fall.
Near Yellowjacket Canyon, June 8, 2004.

Bindweed is fecund.  Bindweed is tenacious. Bindweed is ubiquitous.  Bindweed is a "WEED" and thus it is despised by human beings who spend long fruitless hours attempting to exterminate it.  But one simply cannot dig out all the tiny root segments and the fragments left in the ground quickly reproduce new plants which send out runners to root and produce more plants and more flowers -- and more frustration for human beings.

Of course, one could use herbicides, but....

Maybe it is best to make peace with them.

Linnaeus named this genus and species in 1753.

"Convolv" is Latin for "rolling together" or "entwining", and "arvensis" is Latin for "a field".

Convolvulus arvensis
Convolvulus arvensis (Bindweed)
Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory Family)

Foothills, montane. Meadows, fields, lawns, woodlands. Spring, summer, fall.
Near Yellowjacket Canyon, June 8, 2004.

Bindweed hugs the ground with runners or twines around fences and other plants as it climbs several feet, flowering all along the way.  Flowers range from white to pink.

Range map © John Kartesz,
Floristic Synthesis of North America

State Color Key

Species present in state and native
Species present in state and exotic
Species not present in state

County Color Key

Species present and not rare
Species present and rare
Species extirpated (historic)
Species extinct
Species noxious
Species exotic and present
Native species, but adventive in state
Eradicated
Questionable presence

Range map for Convolvulus arvensis