Perennial scrambling or trailing vine. Roots are deep and rhizomatous. Leaves are linear to arrow-shaped and alternate. Flowers are funnel-shaped, < 3 cm in diameter, pink/white and usually solitary. Fruit is round, hairless, light brown and contains hard, dark seeds.
Although field bindweed is not a legally declared pest plant, it may still be invasive in some situations. Consider lower risk alternatives for your garden, such as native plants.
Riparian margins, grasslands, pasture, crops, disturbed sites, roadsides.
Seeds dispersed by birds and water. Vegetative spread from rhizomes and root fragments. Human-mediated dispersal through movement of contaminated soil, crops, vehicles, machinery and equipment.
Outcompetes and smothers native vegetation. Alters habitat structure. Impedes harvesting of crops.
Cut and pull vines away from desirable trees and native plants. Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.