Plantae > Tracheophyta > Magnoliopsida > Solanales > Convolvulaceae > Convolvulus > Convolvulus arvensis

Convolvulus arvensis (perennial morningglory; creeping jenny; field bindweed; morningglory; European bindweed; smallflowered morning glory)

Synonyms: Convolvulus ambigens; Convolvulus arvensis f. decarrhabdotus; Convolvulus arvensis f. decemvulnerus; Convolvulus arvensis f. notatus; Convolvulus arvensis f. pallidinotatus; Convolvulus arvensis f. pallidiroseus; Convolvulus arvensis f. pentarrhabdotus; Convolvulus arvensis f. pentastictus; Convolvulus arvensis f. perroseus; Convolvulus arvensis f. quinquevulnerus; Convolvulus arvensis subsp. crispatus; Convolvulus arvensis var. aphacaefolius; Convolvulus arvensis var. auriculatus; Convolvulus arvensis var. cherleri; Convolvulus arvensis var. filicaulis; Convolvulus arvensis var. hastulatus; Convolvulus arvensis var. linearifolius; Convolvulus arvensis var. minor; Convolvulus arvensis var. minutus; Convolvulus arvensis var. multiflorus; Convolvulus arvensis var. obtusifolius; Convolvulus arvensis var. paui; Convolvulus arvensis var. pumilus; Convolvulus arvensis var. sagittatus; Convolvulus arvensis var. trigonophyllus; Convolvulus arvensis var. villosus; Convolvulus auriculatus; Convolvulus cherleri; Convolvulus corsicus; Convolvulus europaeus; Convolvulus hastatus; Convolvulus hastifolius; Convolvulus incanus f. roseus; Convolvulus incanus var. glabratus; Convolvulus malcolmi; Convolvulus minor; Convolvulus prostratus; Convolvulus sagittifolius; Convolvulus segobricensis; Lizeron arvensis; Strophocaulos arvensis

Wikipedia Abstract

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: \n* Convolvulus arvensis var. arvensis. Leaves broader. \n* Convolvulus arvensis var. linearifolius. Leaves narrower. Other common names, mostly obsolete, include lesser bindweed, European bindweed, withy wind (in basket willow crops), perennial morning glory, smallflowered morning glory, creeping jenny, and possession vine. It is called leli in Punjabi
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Height [2]  6.6 feet (2 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Light Preference [3]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [3]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [3]  Intermediate
Soil Moisture [3]  Mostly Dry
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Bees, Flies, Bats
Scent [2]  On sunny days the flowers diffuse a scent of heliotrope.
Structure [2]  Vine
Usage [2]  The stem is used as a twine for tying up plants etc; It is fairly flexible and strong but not long-lasting. A green dye is obtained from the whole plant;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Algonquin Provincial Park IV 1868802 Ontario, Canada
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park V 1687 Virginia, United States
Arches National Park II 76539 Utah, United States
Astrakhanskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 167827 Astrakhan, Russia
Badlands National Park II 178535 South Dakota, United States
Belovezhskaya Pushcha Biosphere Reserve National Park II 218515 Belarus
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Bialowieza National Park II 11126 Poland
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area V 36286 Montana, Wyoming, United States
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge VI 16363 Delaware, United States
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Bruce Peninsula National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Canyonlands National Park II 335430 Utah, United States
Carlsbad Caverns National Park II 15448 New Mexico, United States
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Carpathian Biosphere Reserve 144772 Ukraine  
Central Plains Biosphere Reserve 15345 United States  
Chernye Zemli Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik IV 621951 Russia  
Chesil and the Fleet 4032 England, United Kingdom
Chippewa Nature Center   Michigan, United States    
Colonial National Historic Park National Historical Park V 9316 Virginia, United States
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   North Carolina, United States
Daurskiy Biosphere Reserve 562659 Russia  
Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge   Puerto Rico, United States
Desert Biosphere Reserve 68236 Utah, United States
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
El Palmar National Park II   Entre Rios, Argentina  
Elenydd 21274 Wales, United Kingdom
Essex Estuaries 114016 England, United Kingdom
Fort Larned National Historic Site III 706 Kansas, United States
Fort Necessity National Battlefield III 1019 Pennsylvania, United States
Galichia Gora Zapovednik Ia 568 Lipetsk, Russia
Gateway National Recreation Area V 1807 New Jersey, United States
George Washington Birthplace National Monument V 435 Virginia, United States
Georgian Bay Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Grand Canyon National Park II 1210128 Arizona, United States
Grasslands National Park II 128635 Saskatchewan, Canada
Homestead National Monument of America V 850 Nebraska, United States
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore II 8272 Indiana, United States
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Karoo National Park II 190300 Western Cape, South Africa
Kavkazskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 692723 Krasnodar, Karachay-Cherkessia, Adygea, Russia
Khopersky Zapovednik Ia 47103 Russia  
Lago Puelo National Park II 47607 Chubut, Argentina
Lands End and Cape Bank 74557 England, United Kingdom  
Laplandskiy Biosphere Reserve 757114 Russia  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Lower Derwent Valley 2263 England, United Kingdom
Luberon Regional Nature Park V 406572 France  
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve (Natn'l Park) National Park II 51235 Kentucky, United States
Mendip Limestone Grasslands 1032 England, United Kingdom
Migneint–Arenig–Dduallt 49343 Wales, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Natural Bridges National Monument III 7412 Utah, United States
New River Gorge National River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 55591 West Virginia, United States
Nez Perce National Historical Park V 2076 Idaho, United States
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
Okskiy Biosphere Reserve 190748 Russia  
Palava Protected Landscape Area V   Czech Republic  
Parco Del Somma-Vesuvio e Miglio D'Oro National Park II 33648 Italy
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Petrified Forest National Park II 44522 Arizona, United States
Point Pelee National Park II 5764 Ontario, Canada
Reserva de la Biosfera de Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve V 1777 Spain  
Rondeau Provincial Park II 5035 Ontario, Canada
Saint Lawrence Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Sayano-Shushenskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 964620 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Scotts Bluff National Monument V 3185 Nebraska, United States
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Shortgrass Steppe LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   Colorado, United States
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve 37548505 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Tigrovaia Balka Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 146860 Tajikistan  
Tsentral'no-Chernozemny Biosphere Reserve Ia 13064 Kursk, Russia
Ukrainskii Stepnoi Zapovednik Nature Zapovednik Ia 2920 Ukraine  
Upper Miss. River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge National Wildlife Refuge VI 25823 Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States
Valley Forge National Historical Park VI 3509 Pennsylvania, United States
Voronezhskiy Biosphere Reserve 95835 Russia  
Walnut Canyon National Monument V 3386 Arizona, United States
Wind Cave National Park II 29471 South Dakota, United States
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Zhuvintas Zapovednik 18223 Lithuania  
Zion National Park II 135667 Utah, United States



Acontia lucida (Pale Shoulder)[4]
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)[4]
Aculops lycopersici[4]
Aculus calystegiae <Unverified Name>[5]
Aelia acuminata[4]
Agrius convolvuli (Convolvulus hawk moth)[4]
Agrotis segetum (Turnip Moth)[4]
Altica oleracea <Unverified Name>[4]
Archips crataegana[4]
Argyrotaenia ljungiana[4]
Asiraca clavicornis[4]
Asteroscopus sphinx (Sprawler)[4]
Aulacorthum solani (Foxglove aphid)[4]
Aulacorthum speyeri[4]
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)[4]
Axylia putris (Flame)[4]
Bedellia somnulentella (Sweet potato leafminer)[4]
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix)[4]
Callipepla californica (Californian Quail)[6]
Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle)[4]
Cassida vittata[4]
Chrysocrambus linetella[4]
Chrysodeixis chalcites (Tomato Looper)[4]
Chrysolina banksi <Unverified Name>[4]
Cicadella viridis[4]
Clepsis rurinana[7]
Elaphria venustula[4]
Emmelia trabealis <Unverified Name>[4]
Emmelina monodactyla (T-Moth)[7]
Eriophyes convolvuli <Unverified Name>[4]
Eucalliathla candidella[7]
Eurydema oleracea <Unverified Name>[4]
Fringilla coelebs (Common Chaffinch)[6]
Gastrophysa polygoni[4]
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Double-striped Pug)[4]
Helcystogramma convolvuli[7]
Helcystogramma triannulella[7]
Heliothis peltigera <Unverified Name>[4]
Hypera postica (Alfalfa weevil)[4]
Hypocassida subferruginea[4]
Idaea emarginata (Small Scallop)[4]
Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-Eye Moth)[4]
Lagria hirta <Unverified Name>[4]
Larentia clavaria (Mallow)[4]
Limnobaris pilistriata[4]
Lixus iridis[4]
Longitarsus nasturtii <Unverified Name>[4]
Longitarsus pellucidus[4]
Longitarsus rubiginosus[4]
Longitarsus suturalis <Unverified Name>[4]
Lygocoris pabulinus (Common Green Capsid)[4]
Macrosiphum euphorbiellum (Potato aphid)[4]
Malachius barnevillei <Unverified Name>[4]
Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)[4]
Melanagromyza albocilia[4]
Melanchra persicariae (Dot Moth)[4]
Meligethes solidus <Unverified Name>[4]
Moodna bisinuella[7]
Myzus persicae (Green peach aphid)[4]
Nothoprocta perdicaria (Chilean Tinamou)[8]
Olethreutes rivulana <Unverified Name>[4]
Orthonama obstipata <Unverified Name>[4]
Oulema melanopa <Unverified Name>[4]
Peliococcus turanicus (malicious mealybug)[9]
Peridroma saucia (variegated cutworm)[4]
Phenacoccus pumilus (dwarf mealybug)[9]
Phenacoccus solenopsis (solenopsis mealybug)[9]
Philaenus spumarius (meadow froghopper)[4]
Phyllotreta consobrina <Unverified Name>[4]
Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug)[4]
Rhizoecus falcifer (ground mealybug)[9]
Rivula sericealis (Straw Dot Moth)[4]
Scopula rubiginata (Tawny Wave)[4]
Semiothisa clathrata <Unverified Name>[4]
Sitochroa verticalis[4]
Sminthurus viridis (lucerne flea)[4]
Sparganothis pilleriana[4]
Sphaeroderma testaceum <Unverified Name>[4]
Spilosoma lubricipeda (White Ermine Moth)[4]
Spodoptera exigua (beet armyworm)[4]
Spodoptera littoralis (African Cotton Leafworm)[4]
Stenocarus umbrinus[4]
Stenoptilia pterodactyla[4]
Subcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata <Unverified Name>[4]
Synthymia fixa[4]
Tanymecus palliatus[4]
Tetranychus urticae (red spider mite)[4]
Thrips atratus[6]
Thrips tabaci (Onion thrip)[4]
Timandra griseata[4]
Tyta luctuosa (four-spotted moth)[7]
Xylena vetusta (Red Sword-grass)[4]


Pollinated by 
Apis mellifera (honey bee)[6]
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)[6]
Eristalinus aeneus[6]
Eumerus amoenus[6]
Eumerus basalis[6]
Eumerus pulchellus[6]
Liorhyssus hyalinus[6]
Merodon longicornis[6]
Syritta pipiens (thick-legged hoverfly)[6]


Parasitized by 
Erysiphe convolvuli[6]


North America; Oceania;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
4Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
5New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
8Gonzalez-Acuna, D., Riquelme Salazar, P., Cruzatt Molina, J., Lopez Sepulveda, P., Skewes Ramm, O., Figueroa, R., & Ricardo, A. (2006). Diet of the Chilean Tinamou (Nothoprocta perdicaria) in south central Chile. Ornitología Neotropical, 17(3), 467-472.
9Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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