Common Names field bindweed
Flower Color White/Purple
Plant Type Herb
Bindweed is a common weed and a problem for many farmers. The weed damages crops by wrapping itself around plants such as corn and wheat. Growing all over the world, it is sometimes called "the cancer of weeds".
Field bindweed is a Eurasian native that has thoroughly naturalized itself in North America. It reproduces both from seed and creeping roots and is found in extremely diverse environmental conditions. Seeds can remain viable in soil for 50 or more years. Field bindweed is agriculture's twelfth most serious weed species.