Jun. 8, 2017

field bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis

I guess I'm no more discriminating about flowers than this flower is with where it grows. I enjoy trying to find different and better ways to show its one inch flowers. The plant enjoys itself everywhere. It can be pollinated by anything with six or eight legs, and probably some other suspects. Consequently, just about anyone from a casual gardener to a serious farmer despises it. It's a vine that grows in medium to dry habitats. If it's in your garden, you can't pull it. Its roots can go 20 feet deep searching for water. It was once estimated that the twining stems caused 370 million in crop damage in one year. But perversely, its flowers still catch my eye. If you can't beat them, take their picture. This Eurasian native grows everywhere in the US and Canada except the northern tier of provinces. Lenawee Co MI, 6/9/16.