Field Bindweed

Field bindweedFieldbindweed is a member of the Morning glory family. This creepingperennial was introduced from Europe. It reproduces by seeds andhorizontal roots. The stems are smooth, slender, slightly angled, one tofour feet long. It spreads thickly over the ground or winds arounderect plants or other objects.

The leaves are alternate, one totwo inches long varying in shape. They are somewhat arrow-shaped withspreading, pointed, or blunt lobes at the base. The flowers are bell ortrumpet-shaped, white or pink and about 3/4 to one inch broad.

Fieldbindweed is found throughout Colorado. It is one of the mostcompetitive perennial weeds. A two or three year food supply is storedin the extensive underground root system. This makes it hard to kill bycultivation because roots will live as long as their food reserve lasts.
Seedscan remain viable in the soil for up to forty years. It is widespreadin cultivated areas, pastures, lawns, gardens, roadsides, and wasteareas in Colorado from 4,000 to 8,000 feet. It is a problem weed inornamentals and grain producing fields.

Field bindweed

Field bindweed

Field bindweed

Field bindweed