convolvulus arvensis

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field bindweed

field bindweed

A creeping vine plant with white-pink flowers, arrow-shaped leaves and tiny fruit with 2 seeds. Tea reduces fever and heavy menstrual flow, laxative. The whole plant can be used. Difficult to eradicate because seeds stay viable in soil for 20 years. Can even sprout from a fragment of root.
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Common name Scientific name Class Life cycle * Downy brome Bromus tectorum Grass WA London rocket Sisymbrium irio Broadleaf WA Creeping thistle Circium arvense Broadleaf CP Yellow goats-beard Tragopogon dubius Grass SP Field bindweed Convolvulus arvensis Broadleaf CP Bermudagrass Cynodon dactylon Grass CP Foxtail barely Hordeum jubatum Grass SA Dandelion Taraxacum officinale Broadleaf SP Quackgrass Agropyron repence Grass CP Russian knapweed Acroptilon repens Broadleaf CP lambsquarters Chenopodium album Broadleaf SA Plantain Plantago spp.
Examples of IRF species included Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed), Medicago lupulina (alfalfa), Trifolium pratense (red clover), and Trifolium repens (white clover).