Herb: Australian Bindweed


Latin name: Convolvulus erubescens


Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning-glory Family)



Medicinal use of Australian Bindweed:

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

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial Climber


Height:
2 m
(6 1/2 foot)

Flovering:
June to
September


Scent:
Scented
Perennial Climber

Habitat of the herb:

Loamy soils in grassland and open forest to the montane zone.

Propagation of Australian Bindweed:

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

Cultivation of the herb:

Loamy soils in grassland and open forest to the montane zone.

Known hazards of Convolvulus erubescens:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.