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Convolvulus erubescens - Sims.

Common Name Australian Bindweed, Pinkflower bindweed
Family Convolvulaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Loamy soils in grassland and open forest to the montane zone[152].
Range Australia - all areas except the extreme north.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Convolvulus erubescens Australian Bindweed, Pinkflower bindweed


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Convolvulus erubescens Australian Bindweed, Pinkflower bindweed

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Convolvulus erubescens is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 2 m (6ft 7in). It is in flower from Jun to September, and the seeds ripen from Aug to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Astringent;  Stomachic.

Used in the treatment of diarrhoea, indigestion and stomach pains[152].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know how cold hardy it will be in British gardens. It is hardy to about -7°c in Australian gardens[154], though this cannot be applied directly to British gardens due to our cooler summers and longer, colder and wetter winters. It is likely that this species will only succeed outdoors in the milder areas of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a lighter basic soil[17] of low to medium fertility[200]. Bindweed is a very deep-rooting plant with a vigorous root system that extends to a considerable distance and is very hard to eradicate from the soil. Even a small piece of the root will grow into a new plant if it is left in the ground. Once established this plant soon becomes a pernicious weed[1, 4]. It is a climbing plant that supports itself by twining around any support it can find and can soon swamp and strangle other plants[4]. The flowers close at night and also during rainy weather[4]. Some members of this genus harbour tobacco mosaic virus of the Solanaceae[13] and so should not be grown near potatoes, tomatoes and other members of that family.

Propagation

Seed - best sown in situ as soon as it is ripe, it germinates in the autumn[164]. This species can become a real pest in the garden so it is unwise to encourage it.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Convolvulus arvensisField Bindweed12
Convolvulus scammoniaScammony02
Convolvulus tricolorDwarf Morning Glory, Bush Morning Glory00
Polygonum convolvulusBlack Bindweed10

 

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