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Convolvulus arvensis

Common names

Bindweed, fatgha, oleiq, ollaig

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Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed) is a species of bindweed in the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae), native to Europe and Asia. It is a climbing or creeping herbaceous perennial plant growing to 0.5–2 m high. The leaves are spirally arranged, linear to arrowhead-shaped, 2–5 cm long and alternate, with a 1–3 cm petiole. The flowers are trumpet-shaped, 1-2.5 cm diameter, white or pale pink, with five slightly darker pink radial stripes. Flowering occurs in the mid-summer, when white to pale pink, funnel-shaped flowers develop. Flowers are approximately 0.75-1 in. (1.9-2.5 cm) across and are subtended by small bracts. Fruit are light brown, rounded and 1/8 in. (0.3 cm) wide. Each fruit contains 2 seeds that are eaten by birds and can remain viable in the soil for decades.[+]

Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis(?)) on roadside in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkMorning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis(?)) on roadside in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) near Wahhab (State) Mosque. Doha, Qatar, September 6, 2014
LinkMorning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) near Wahhab (State) Mosque. Doha, Qatar, September 6, 2014
Location on mapsMeshrif St, Doha, Qatar
Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
LinkMorning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) eaten by insects on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
LinkFlower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) eaten by insects on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Pink flowers of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
LinkPink flowers of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Blooming Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
LinkBlooming Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
White flowers of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
LinkWhite flowers of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Pink flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkPink flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
Flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkFlower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
Blooming Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkBlooming Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
Caterpillar eating flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkCaterpillar eating flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
Close up of a flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkClose up of a flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
Two flowers of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkTwo flowers of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
Pink flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkPink flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
Moth on a white flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkMoth on a white flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
LinkMorning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on a field on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
LinkMorning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on a field on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on a field on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015
LinkMorning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on a field on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar

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