Black-bindweed - Fallopia convolvulus

Alternative names
Black Bindweed

A medium tall twining plant with heart shaped leaves, which are un-toothed and mealy beneath. Flowers are greenish pink or greenish white in lax leafy spikes from the leaf axils.

Identification difficulty

Waste places and cultivated land, especially arable land.

When to see it

July to October.

Life History


UK Status

Common and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 491 of the 617 tetrads.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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