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Field Bindweed

Convolvulus arvensis

Description:

Some field bindwell on the side of the road. This is in the same group as the morning glory family. Despite it's beautiful flowers, it's an invasive species here and considered a problematic one. It's tough to get rid of because it's so resilient and grows rapidly. A study in 1998 showed that this plant did almost 400 million dollars in damage to agricultural crops alone. Bindweed also contains several alkaloids such as tropine and psuedo tropine. Just not a fun plant to have around at all.

Habitat:

Native to Europe and Asia. Introduced to the US around the 1700s. Inhabits roadsides, grasslands and streams. Major agricultural and home garden nuisance.

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Spotted on Jul 11, 2020
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