The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Bindweed, Field Bindweed

Latin Name:

Convolvulus prostratus

Plant Type:


Edible Part:

Leaves, Flowers


Convolvulus is a genus of about 200 to 250 species of flowering plants in the bindweed family, including Morning Glory, which is toxic to feed. However, bindweed is acceptable to feed sparingly. Bindweed contains alkaloids that are mildly toxic to certain types of livestock and cause digestive disturbances.