Black-bindweed - Fallopia convolvulus

    Alt Name
    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    Map key:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)

    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records

    • RED = 2020+
    • DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
    • LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015


    UK Map