Texas Bindweed

Texas BindweedGray Bindweed

Convolvulus equitans Benth.

Whole plant

Family : Convolvulaceae

Longevity : Perennial

Origin : Native

Season : Warm

Texas Bindweed is found in sandy, loamy or rocky soils in the South Texas Plains and the Edwards Plateau area. It is a vine that tightly twines itself around weeds and small shrubs, sometimes killing the plants do to lack of light. Texas Bindweed has a small white, funnel-shaped flower with a purple-red throat and a diameter of 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches. The leaves are one to three inches in length and variable in shape. Texas Bindweed blooms from April to October. The leaves of this plant are consumed by white-tailed deer and the seeds are eaten by bobwhite quail.

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