Field Bindweed
Convolvulus arvensis
Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory) Family

Field Bindweed is also known as Small Bindweed, Creeping Jenny and Common Morning Glory.

Plant is a prostrate to climbing hairy perennial to several feet long with a rhizome. Its preferred habitat is fields, roadsides, fence rows, thickets and waste places. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are triangular to egg-shaped, no teeth and no lobes. Leaf base is truncate to hastate and attached to the stem between the lobes.

Flowers are solitary or several arising from the leaf axil. The calyx is 5-lobed with linear segments. The corolla is bell-shaped; usually white tinged with pink, or pink tinged with white. Flowers occur in the summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

A related species, I. hederacea, is similar but its leaves are usually three-lobed. The roots of this morning glory are reported to be poisonous.

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