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Convolvulus arvensis   (Field BindWeed)


Convolvulus arvensis  (CONVOLVULACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Mar-2003 (taxon update: 14-Aug-2017)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2021) Convolvulus arvensis profile created on Mar-2003. Retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 05-Dec-2021

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Convolvulus arvensisL.
Published in Sp. Pl. 153 (1753)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Convolvulus auriculatus Desr.
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life] [Worldplants.de]

Plant Family :

Convolvulaceae Juss. (The BindWeed Family)
24 species from the Convolvulaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Field BindWeed, Lesser bindweed, Morning Glory Flower

Maltese name(s) :

Leblieb tar-raba

Status for Malta :

Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent    Scarce     Rare    Very rare    Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: GEOPHYTE ( bearing underground bulbs, rhizomes, stolons, etc. )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Not legally protected till the last update of this website (25/Sep/2021)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

May – September

Colour of Flowers:

Violet or Pink

Name Derivation :

Convolvulus: from the Latin word convolvere, meaning to twine around, referring to the twining habit of the stem of most plants in this genus. (Latin origin )
arvensis: meaning fields or cultivated land, with reference to the preferred habitat of this plant. (Latin origin )


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Usually in disturbed habitats
Preferred habitat in Malta: Fallow fields, Cultivated land after harvesting, grassy waysides and arable land. Likes a porous, loamy soil rich in nitrogen content.
Botanical Description: Glabrous or pubescent perennial; stems up to 200 cm, slender, trailing or twining, herbaceous. Leaves petiolate, triangular or ovate-oblong to linear, hastate to sagittate, more or less entire. Peduncles axillary, often about as long as bracts, 1- to 2(3)-flowered. Sepals obtuse to emarginate, and often apiculate. Corolla 10-25 mm, white to pink. Ovary glabrous.
Chromosome number: 2n=50
Distributional range: Europe, except the extreme north

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
All Europe except Faroe Islands, Iceland, Svalbard archipelago
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
Ab(A N) AE(G) Ag Al Ar Au(A L) Be(B L) Bl(I M N) Br Bu By dCa Cg Co Cr Cs Ct Cy Da Eg Es Fe Ga(C F) Ge Gg(A D G) Gr Hb(E N) He Ho Hs(A S) Hu Ir It Jo La Le Li Lt Lu Ma Md(M P) Mo No Po Rf(C CS E K NW S) Rm Sa Si(M S) Sk Sl Sn Sr Su Sy Tn Tu(A E) Uk(K) [nAz]

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Species Images (39 images)
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-0.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-1.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-2.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-3.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-4.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-5.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-6.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-7.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-8.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-9.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-10.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-11.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-12.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-13.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-14.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-15.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-16.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-17.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-18.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-19.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-20.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-21.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-22.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-23.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-24.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-25.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-26.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-27.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-28.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-29.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-30.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-31.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-32.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-33.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-34.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-35.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-36.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-37.
   Convolvulus arvensis   -   Image Code: CNVAV-38.

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