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Field bindweed

Convolvulus arvensis

Field Bindweed is a perennial broadleaf weed that is also known by its scientific name, Convolvulus arvensis.

Identify

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Cordate

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Hastate

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Entire

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Creeping

Field Bindweed leaves are shaped like an arrowhead with two pointed basal lobes that usually extend at right angles to the leaf mid-vein. Its leaves are blunttipped with a tiny point at the end, dark green, vary from smooth to slightly hairy and are usually 1/2 to 1 inch long. Flowers have pink to white petals that are fused into a funnel shape.

Life Cycle

This broadleaf weed is a viny plant with deep rhizomes that thrives in moist soils. It can be found in the majority of the United States.

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Control

Cultural controls of Convolvulus arvensis include digging up and removing the plant from your lawn as soon as possible after germination. TruGreen® uses a selective systemic broadleaf weed killer program to fight Field Bindweed in your lawn, which ensures the product moves throughout the weed, controlling it completely, root and all. Multiple applications and persistence are necessary for complete control.

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