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


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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Allergen Potential [1]  Low
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;
Height [2]  6.56 feet (2 m)
Light Preference [3]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [3]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [3]  Intermediate
Soil Moisture [3]  Mostly Dry
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Parasitized by 
Erysiphe convolvuli[6]


North America; Oceania;

External References

USDA Plant Profile



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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.
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Chippewa Nature Center
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