Convolvulus arvensis   Field Bindweed C DD N

Convolvulus arvensis

There are several trumpet shaped bindweeds around in the countryside in the mid to late summer and many persist until late Autumn. There are still plants with the odd flower even in a mild December. This one is a smaller plant than the Calystegia genus and is happy to scramble horizontally amongst the grasses as well as climbing upwards. It usually has these pink and white flowers in abundance.

C. arvensis is very common in England and Wales and except for the high ground and the far north often found in Scotland too. It is a common plant in Ireland.

Spurn Point, Yorkshire 5th July 2004

Added on December 3rd 2004, updated 5th December 2008, updated 20th March 2010

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