Bindweed is a vigorous, climbing broadleaf weed with 1- to 1½-inch, white to pink, funnel-shaped flowers and 1- to 2-inch, arrow-shaped leaves. Its twining stems can climb or sprawl up to 3 to 9 feet, including up and over more desirable plants. It grows from late spring through summer in most regions. Seeds can remain dormant in the soil for many years before sprouting.


Bindweed is found throughout the United States.

Related or Similar Plants

Common morning glory.

Cultural Solutions

  • Landscape fabrics covered with mulch to totally exclude light can be effective. A landscape fabric is a textile material used to control weeds by inhibiting their exposure to sunlight.