Also known as:
Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) status
- Not a legally declared pest
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.
What you need to know
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.
Impact on environment
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.
Method: Dig out.
Plant parts requiring disposal: Seeds and rhizomes.
Disposal options: Small amounts can be rotted in a covered water barrel or remove to greenwaste or landfill.
Biocontrol is currently not available for this species.
Community agrichemical control recommendations
No qualifications: Cut vines and leave upper stems to die in trees.
Cut stump and spray freshly cut base of stems with 100ml glyphosate green per 1L of water
Foliar spray with 100ml glyphosate green per 10L of water
Caution: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.