Additional information on hedge bindweed. Fallopia convolvulus, the black-bindweed or wild buckwheat, is a fast-growing annual flowering plant in the family Polygonaceae native throughout Europe, Asia and northern Africa. They have the capacity to twine about the stems of adjacent plants and the wire of fences. ... Get news from the Invasive Species Council of BC delivered to your inbox. Invasive species - Regulated animals View a printable list of all species regulated by NR 40 [PDF] or a list of plants only [PDF].. Click on the buttons below to see what species are invasive in Wisconsin. Hedge bindweed, on the other hand, has pointy leaves. A Beautiful and Invasive Vine. Although hedge bindweed is a nuisance, it's considered to be less invasive than field bindweed. It can be distinguished from the non-native and weedy Black-bindweed ( Fallopia convolvulus ) which has less distinct leaf veins and unbranched, sparser racemes of flowers which barely open, and it also lacks the ring of cilia hairs at the base of the ocreae. & Court. subulatum Lej. Bindweed weed alert (Acrobat file). Black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus) looks much like true bindweed, but has insignificant flowers. Thanks for your input. Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States (external link) Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) closely resembles hedge bindweed, but its leaves and flowers are smaller and it tends to grow along the ground instead of climbing. The slender stems are light green to reddish green and hairless. Some people claim that it's native to other areas. As mentioned at the beginning of this text, there is a third common bindweed, black bindweed, also called wild buckwheat ( Fallopia convolvulus , formerly Polygonum convolvulus ) … Bee garden writer Debbie Arrington: Your garden has gotten all tied up by field bindweed, a common and invasive garden thug. Climbing False Buckwheat& Black Bindweed Native climbing false buckwheat flowers and winged fruits. Invasive species are very aggressive and out-compete and displace native flora and fauna. It branches frequently at the base and less often elsewhere. Field bindweed. The hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium) is an annoying vine that most people hate to see in their gardens where I live.The stem grows rapidly and twines around other plants as it elongates. Black Bindweed Fallopia convolvulus Knotweed family (Polygonaceae) Description: This vine is a summer annual up to 8' long. It has invasive roots that can take over garden areas or lawns. These objects may be plants or inanimate objects. The plant reproduces readily from seed and its extensive deep root system. Its root system could bud easily, even from a small segments of rhizomes left in the soil. Gastrointestinal Colic … The buttons separate invasive plants and animals into regulated or non-regulated categories. Bindweed is an extremely persistent, invasive, perennial, noxious weed. A wonderful, detailed article and great photos, thank you, voted up and shared. black bindweed: USDA PLANTS Symbol: POCOS U.S. Nativity: Exotic Habit: Vines Forbs/Herbs Polygonum convolvulus var. Field bindweed also is known as small bindweed, European bindweed and Creeping Jenny. It eventually forms dense, leafy tangles that are difficult to remove and can interfere with the growth of the encircled plants. It is a very problematic weed in many crops. It is a twining or creeping weed with alternate leaves, and white or pink funnel shaped flowers. Fringed black-bindweed is one of three common vining species in the Fallopia genus. 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