Bindweed, Field - Convolvulus arvensis 

(Smallflowered Morning Glory, Creeping Jenny, Possession Vine)

Family: Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) - Non-native


On church wall (N35D32'59.862 X W105D41'20.988)

Flowers first observed: 6/7/17

The Plant w/Flowers

The Flower


"Native to Europe. Found throughout N. Amer., in every state in the U.S.; south to S. Amer. and throughout the world on every continent." (SEINet)


"The leaves are spirally arranged, linear to arrowhead-shaped, 2–5 cm long and alternate, with a 1–3 cm petiole. The flowers are trumpet-shaped, 1-2.5 cm diameter, white or pale pink, with five slightly darker pink radial stripes. Flowering occurs in the mid-summer, when white to pale pink, funnel-shaped flowers develop. Flowers are approximately 0.75-1 in. (1.9-2.5 cm) across and are subtended by small bracts. Fruit are light brown, rounded and 1/8 in. (0.3 cm) wide. Each fruit contains 2 seeds that are eaten by birds and can remain viable in the soil for decades." (Wikipedia)

Ethnobotanical Uses


"Navajo, Ramah Dermatological Aid Cold infusion of plant taken and used as a lotion for spider bites. Gastrointestinal Aid Cold infusion taken with food after swallowing a spider. Pomo Gynecological Aid Decoction of plat taken for excessive menstruation. Pomo, Kashaya Gynecological Aid Decoction of stem with leaves taken for excessive menstruation." (Moerman 173)

Other Uses:

"Okanagan-Coville Cordage Stems used as a 'pack rope' for carrying birds and marmonts home after hunting." (Moerman 173)

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