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Texas Bindweed

Convolvulus equitans

Description:

A vine that tightly twines itself around weeds and small shrubs, sometimes killing the plants do to lack of light. Texas Bindweed has a small white, funnel-shaped flower with a purple-red throat and a diameter of 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches. The leaves are one to three inches in length and variable in shape. Texas Bindweed blooms from April to October. The leaves of this plant are consumed by white-tailed deer and the seeds are eaten by bobwhite quail.

Habitat:

It was growing along the side of the road in dry, rocky soil.

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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Belton, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 10, 2014
Submitted on May 27, 2014

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