- Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)
- Hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)
- Wild buckwheat, black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)
The name “bindweed” is often used as a catch-all term that encompasses several different weedy plant species. This can include the annual morningglories (Ipomoea spp.) and the perennial field (Convolvulus arvensis) and hedge (Calystegia sepium) bindweeds. It also may include a species that is not even a bindweed at all. i.e. wild buckwheat (Fallopia convolvulus), which is occasionally referred to as black bindweed. The specific bindweed species present at your site may impact the type and timing of weed management strategies you will want to employ because of differential sensitivity to herbicides or regrowth potential following physical control measures. Below is a guide to help you distinguish between three commonly encountered “bindweeds” present in New York.