Field Bindweed - Convolvulus arvensis

    Description

    A climbing or creeping plant to 2 metres, though often far less. Leaves arrow shaped to oblong. Stalked. Flowers white, or pink with white stripes. 10 to 25 mm solitary.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Cultivated land, roadside verges, pathways short turf and coastal habitats.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread throughout most of Britain except the far north.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 543 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map