field bindweed

Convolvulus arvensis

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Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed) is a species of bindweed in the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae), native to Europe and Asia. It is a climbing or creeping herbaceous perennial plant growing to 0.5–2 m high. There are two varieties:

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The field bindweed is related to the daisy because they both belong to the class magnoliopsida. The plant grows in Asia and in Europe and New Mexico. The plant has white flowers. Field Bindweed is edible. The seeds, young leaves, young shoots, and young rosettes are the edible parts. The plant likes moist, fertilized soil and a lot of sun. Insects like to eat it.

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ilamisflowers.org
ucnar.edu

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  1. (c) Michael Kappel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.flickr.com/photos/m-i-k-e/5967976347/
  2. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convolvulus_arvensis
  3. (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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