Field and hedge bindweed : identification and biological control
Andreas, Jennifer E.
DesCamp, Wendy C.
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Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) and hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium) are similar-looking, weedy vines problematic in North America. Field bindweed is native to Europe and Asia and was introduced to the United States by 1739, likely as a contaminant of crop seed. Hedge bindweed consists of numerous subspecies native to North America and temperate regions worldwide (Brummitt  2020). The species as a whole was recognized as weedy in the United States by 1889 (Littlefield and Tipping 2004). Both field (Figure 1) and hedge (Figure 2) bindweed are highly competitive for nutrients and water, and both form large mats that smother crop plants, fencerows, and forest understories.