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Convolvulus equitans (Texas bindweed)
Richardson, Charmaine

Convolvulus equitans

Convolvulus equitans Benth.

Texas Bindweed, Bindweed

Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)

Synonym(s): Convolvulus hermannioides, Convolvulus simulans

USDA Symbol: coeq

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

68 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Vine
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems prostrate or twining, up to about 6 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AR , AZ , CA , CO , KS , NM , OK , TX , UT
Native Habitat: Common in prairies and disturbed areas of all but the eastern edge of Texas. Also to Kansas, Colorado, Arizona and Mexico.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: Pretty morning glory-like flowers highlight non-aggressive climber.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes


Propagation Material: Seeds
Seed Collection: Collect throughout summer.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Texas Master Naturalists - Lost Pines Chapter - Bastrop, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0269 Collected July 4, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
NPSOT 0107 Collected Sept. 3, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0789 Collected Apr 27, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
NPSOT 0888 Collected May 20, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0181 Collected May 18, 1991 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
NPSOT 0056 Collected May 18, 1990 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps

6 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-DEM-1 Collected 2009-06-25 in Burnet County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Convolvulus equitans in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Convolvulus equitans in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Convolvulus equitans


Record Modified: 2022-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff, GDB

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