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Weeds
 
Annual bluegrass 
Barnyardgrass 
Bentgrass, creeping 
Bermudagrass 
Bittercress (Shotweed, Hairy bittercress) 
Bittersweet nightshade (European bittersweet) 
Black medic 
Blackberry (Himalayan, Evergreen, Pacific) 
Blue mustard (Purple mustard, Tenella mustard) 
Brackenfern, western 
Buffalobur 
Bull thistle 
Buttercup, creeping 
Canada thistle 
Catchweed bedstraw (Cleavers) 
Catsear, common (False dandelion) 
Chickweed, common and mouseear 
Clover 
Comfrey 
Crabgrass 
Dandelion 
Dock (Curly, Broadleaf) 
Dodder 
Downy brome (Cheatgrass, Downy chess) 
Dwarf mistletoes 
English daisy (Lawn daisy) 
English ivy 
Field bindweed (Wild morningglory) 
Field pennycress (Fanweed) 
Flixweed 
Foxtail (Green, Yellow, Bristly) 
Garden loosestrife 
Giant hogweed 
Goldenrods 
Groundsel, common 
Hawkweeds 
Hedge bindweed 
Henbit 
Herb Robert (Robert geranium, stinky Bob) 
Horsetails (Scouringrush) 
Horseweed (Marestail) 
Knapweeds 
Knotweeds (Bohemian, Giant, Japanese, Himalayan) 
Kochia 
Lambsquarters, common 
Liverworts 
Mallow, common (Cheeseweed, Buttonweed) 
Nightshades 
Oxalis (Creeping woodsorrel) 
Parrotfeather and Eurasian watermilfoil 
Pineappleweed 
Plantain (Broadleaf, Buckhorn) 
Poison hemlock 
Poison ivy and Poison oak 
Prickly lettuce (China lettuce) 
Prostrate knotweed 
Puncturevine (Tackweed, Goathead) 
Purple deadnettle (Red deadnettle) 
Purple loosestrife (Purple lythrum) 
Purslane, common 
Quackgrass 
Red sorrel (Sheep sorrel) 
Redroot pigweed (Rough pigweed) 
Redstem filaree (Stork's bill, Crane's bill) 
Reed canarygrass 
Russian thistle (Tumbleweed) 
Ryegrass, annual (Italian ryegrass) 
Salsify (Goatsbeard) 
Scotch broom 
Shepherd's-purse 
Smartweeds 
Sowthistle, annual and perennial 
Speedwells 
Spurges (Prostrate spurges) 
St. Johnswort, common (Goatweed, Klamathweed) 
Stinging nettle 
Tansy ragwort 
Tumblemustard (Jim Hill mustard) 
Velvetgrass (Common velvetgrass) 
Velvetleaf 
Water primrose 
Waterhemlock, western 
Yellow nutsedge 



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Caption: Hedge bindweed
Photo by: T. W. Miller
  
Weeds : Hedge bindweed : Calystegia sepium (Convolvulus sepium)
(revision date: 8/13/2015)

Family: Convolvulaceae
Cycle: Perennial
Plant Type: Broadleaf

Use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for successful weed management.

Biology
Hedge bindweed is a trailing or climbing (twining) perennial plant which spreads aggressively by creeping underground stems and by seeds. Large (one to five inches), dark green, heart-shaped leaves with long petioles alternate along the long stems. Conspicuous, large, white to pink flowers occur singly in leaf axils. Flowers may be one to three inches long. Each flower produces two to four seeds in a round fruit. The first leaves of seedling plants have a distinctive notch at the tip. This plant is distinguished from the closely related field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) by the two large, leaf-like bracts which enclose the base of the flowers and by the large heart-shaped (not arrowhead-shaped) leaves. SPECIAL INFORMATION: This is an aggressive, spreading plant that is difficult to control. It can resprout from segments of rhizomes left in the soil.
Habitat
Hedge bindweed can become a problem along fencerows, in fields, waste areas, and particularly in ornamental plantings.

Management Options

Non-Chemical Management
None recommended
Select non-chemical management options as your first choice!

Chemical Management

Apply according to label directions. Glyphosate products should be applied as spot treatments only! NOTE: Some ingredients listed here are only available in combination. Read the label carefully on combination products to make sure the product is suitable for your specific situation.

Landscape areas
  • glyphosate
Turf areas
  • products containing 2,4-D
  • triclopyr
Bare ground areas
  • glyphosate
  • products containing 2,4-D
  • triclopyr
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Caption: Hedge bindweed
Photo by: T. W. Miller
Caption: Hedge bindweed flower
Photo by: T. W. Miller
Caption: Hedge bindweed twining
Photo by: T. W. Miller
Caption: Hedge bindweed
Photo by: T. W. Miller
Caption: Hedge bindweed
Photo by: J.A. Kropf
Caption: Hedge bindweed flower
Photo by: D.G. Swan
Caption: Hedge bindweed with flowers
Photo by: D.G. Swan