Convolvulus arvensis L.

Common Bindweed

Sp. Pl. 153 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Perennial with trailing and twining stems, more or less glabrous to sparsely hairy with ascending hairs. Mid-stem leaves ovate to lanceolate or narrowly triangular in outline, 1–6 cm long, 3–30 mm wide, apex acute to obtuse, mucronate, base hastate or sagittate, basal lobes entire, to c. 1 cm long, glabrous or sparsely hairy; petiole 5–25 mm long. Flowers 1–3; peduncles 20–40 mm long; pedicels 5–15 mm long, shorter than peduncles; bracteoles linear, 2–4 mm long; outer sepals more or less oblong, 3–4 mm long, rounded or retuse, glabrous or sparsely hairy; inner sepals suborbicular; corolla funnel-shaped, 15–30 mm long, white or pink. Capsule globose, 4–6 mm diam., style-base persistent; seeds granular, glabrous. Flowers mainly spring and summer.

*CVU, *DunT, *GipP, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *OtP, *Strz, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Native to Europe and Asia. Widespread across much of Victoria where declared a noxious weed. Competes strongly with cereal crops, also occupying waste places. Native to Europe and Asia.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Convolvulaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-08-20
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Solanales
genus Convolvulus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Convolvulus arvensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Convolvulus arvensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present introduced
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory