Texas Bindweed (Convolvulus equitans)
Description: 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.
Synonym(s): Convolvulus hermannioides, Convolvulus simulans, Bindweed, Texas bindweed
USDA Symbol: COEQ
Size Class: 1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.
Bloom Color: White, Purple
Bloom Time: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Water Use: Low
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Bloom Notes: Pretty morning glory-like flowers highlight non-aggressive climber.
Missing Images: Plant, Close-Up, Fruit-Seed
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