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Family: Convolvulaceae
Convolvulus arvensis

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 153 (1753).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Field bindweed, (common) bindweed.

Rhizomatous perennial with trailing and twining stems; leaves ovate, lanceolate or oblong, 15-50 x 10-25 mm, acute to obtuse, mucronulate, base hastate or sagittate, basal lobes more or less entire, glabrous or with scattered crisped hairs.

Inflorescence cymose, 1-3-flowered, peduncle 20-40 mm long; bracteoles linear, acute, 2-4 mm long; pedicels 5-15 mm long; outer sepals oblong or obovate-oblong, rounded to retuse, 3-4.5 mm long, glabrous or sparsely hairy; inner sepals more or less orbicular, apex retuse, mucronulate; corolla funnel-shaped, white or pink, 15-25 mm long, mid-petaline band hairy; stamens 5, inserted 3-3.5 mm above the base of the corolla; filaments free for 5-8 mm, ovary ovoid.

Capsule globular, with a persistent style base, 4-6 mm diam., seeds dark-brown or black, granular, glabrous, 3-4 mm long.

Published illustration: Ross-Craig (1965) Drawings Brit. Pl. 21:pl. 25; Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 555.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: FR, EA, EP, NL, YP, SL, KI, SE.   W.Aust.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.   Native of Europe and Asia, now a widespread weed of temperate and subtropical regions.

Conservation status: naturalised

Flowering time: Nov. — Feb.

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