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common name: Field Bindweed, Bearbine, Bethbine, Cornbine
growth rate: medium
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Wildflower and persistent garden weed. Slender, trailing and twining stems with oblong to arrow-shaped, mid-green leaves up to about 5cm long. Funnel-shaped, pale pink and white flowers in summer and early autumn. Scrambles along the ground or may climb through other plants. Grows from an often deep rooted, brittle rhizome.
Will grow in most soils, in sun or light shade, particularly where the soil has been cultivated or disturbed.
As an agricultural and garden weed it is difficult to eradicate effectively.
From seed, which are prolifically produced. Seed can lay dormant for many years.
Also regrows from broken sections of root rhizome.
Native to Europe, including Britain. Common in cultivated fields, wasteland, grassy banks, railways and roadsides.