Wildflowers – August

White

Field Bindweed

Field Bindweed

The only true Convolvulus of the Bindweed family, this semi-prostrate or climbing perennial is a pernicious weed. It has attractive scented pink, white, or as here pink and white flowers with a pair of tiny bracts on the stalk below. The leaves are arrow shaped and the plant typically climbs through the hedgerow or on wire fences. Field bindweed is found in many different crops but is a particular problem in cereals and in perennial crops. It trails over the ground and climbs among the crops pulling them down and hindering harvesting. 

Field Bindweed flowers from late June onwards but more typically is found from mid-August. This example was found growing in the hedgerow at the top of Norton’s Lane.