Brenda, there is a native morning glory that looks very similar to field bindweed, but has larger flowers - hedge bindweedM (Calystegia sepium). Common Hedge Bindweed is a Vine. The leaves and flowers are noticeably smaller than those of hedge bindweed. Field bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis, is indeed non-native. Integrated Pest Management Reviews 2: 61-69. Hedge bindweed has pointed leaf tips and larger leaves and flowers than field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) Hedge bindweed leaves Photo: Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Field bindweed Convolvulus arvensis. Morning glory flowers are larger and come in a range of colors, whereas hedge bindweed flowers are only pink or white and are much smaller than those of their native cousin. White to pinkish blossom. Field Bindweed is non-native, has smaller flowers and leaves, and prefers more open areas. Calystegia sepium - Hedge Bindweed, Hedge False Bindweed. and R. J. 1976. Common morning glory found in ditches, fencelines, roadsides. Elongated arrowhead-shaped leaf. Calystegia sepium, or Hedge Bindweed, is a perennial, herbaceous weedy vine or wildflower in the morning glory family. Hedge bindweed Calystegia sepium (L.) R.Br.. Family: Convolvulaceae (Morningglory family) Life cycle: Perennial, reproduces by seed and deep vegetative rootstocks Native status: Native to North America Habitat: Crop fields, fence lines, waste areas, ornamental plantings General description: Twining, herbaceous vine with alternate, lanceolate leaves. ... Plant Search > Common Hedge Bindweed Common Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium) About Common Hedge Bindweed. Chancellor. It is easily differentiated from our native species by inspecting the leaves. Stems are light green to red, slender, twined, branched and mostly hairless. USDA Forest Service. Field Bindweed. Weed of the Week 02-08-06. Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl. Towards the management of field bindweed and hedge bindweed with fungal pathogens and cover crops. Swan, D.G. The plant is native to Eurasia, but is found throughout the continental United States. Additionally, the morning glory’s vine is often thicker than that of bindweed and may have small hairs. About Larger Bindweed (Calystegia sepium) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Add to My Plant List; Calystegia sepium (larger bindweed, hedge bindweed, Rutland beauty, bugle vine, heavenly trumpets, bellbind, granny-pop-out-of-bed) (formerly Convolvulus sepium) is a species of bindweed, with a subcosmopolitan distribution throughout the temperate Northern and Southern hemispheres. © 1995 Saint Mary's College of California CalPhotos (UCB) © 2018 Dana York CalPhotos (UCB) Kansas Native Plants • Plant Guide Guide to Plants of Kansas, native & alien. Regenerative capacity of field bindweed roots. There’s another native bindweed in Iowa called low bindweed, but apparently it’s found only in eastern Iowa and I’ve never seen it. Hedge bindweed, also called morning glory, is a perennial herbaceous vine that twines around other vegetation or fences for support and has large, white trumpet shaped flowers. Note that there are several subspecies of this plant found in the United States, one of which is non-native. Weed Science 24(3): 306-308. It typically grows in moister soils than field bindweed. This vine climbs vertically and spreads horizontally, twinning around objects or other plants and tolerates nearly any growing conditions. I see it growing mostly on the edges of gravel roads. Hedge Bindweed is often confused with another common wild morning-glory, Field Bindweed, or Convolvulus arvensis.