Alternative common names:
Akkerwinde (Afrikaans) Field bindweed (English) Bindweed, field (English)
Slender, twining herbaceous perennial with stems up to 3m long. Bright green leaves with arrow-shaped bases. Pale pink or white flowers, sometimes with red stripes, usually solitary on long stalks, from October to March. Brown capsules bearing four seeds.Invades : Roadsides, waste areas, agricultural crop lands, disturbed grasslands
Where does this species come from?Europe & Asia
What is its invasive status in South Africa?Existing legislation: CARA 2002 - Category 1 NEMBA - Category 1b
Where in South Africa is it a problem?Throughout South Africa, mostly Gauteng.
How does it spread?Spreads by seeds.
Why is it a problem?
Troublesome weed in cultivated lands.
What does it look like?
¢Bark: Slender, prostrate or twining, herbaceous perennial with stems up to 3 m long and deep, spreading roots.
¢Leaves: Arrow shaped leaves as opposed to the latter's more heart shaped leaves.
¢Flowers: white, pink, or rarely red flowers can be solitary or in cymes of 2-3 flowers. Flowers from May to September
Does the plant have any uses?