Convolvulus arvensis L.
Field Bindweed is a prostrate or climbing perennial vine that forms extensive root systems and reproduces by stolons, rhizomes, and seeds. It can climb other plants by winding around stems and other vegetation. The leaves are shaped like arrowheads and alternate along the stem. The flowers are white-to-pink and funnel shaped; as a member of the morning-glory family, the flowers are similar to the garden variety.
Bindweed is extremely difficult to control for several important reasons: it develops an extensive root system which has been known to grow to depths of 20 feet, it produces seeds that have the ability to remain viable in the soil for over 60 years, and it has been found growing at elevations over 10,000 feet. For these reasons this is a very important invasive weed to control and watch out for. Field Bindweed prefers disturbed soils and wastelands.
If you find this weed on your property or around Teton County,
please report it at 733-8419