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Convolvulus panduratus is a synonym of Ipomoea pandurata - (L.)G.Mey. JoJan 08:53, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

wrong name or right name?[edit]

The first image on the page looks like it is probably C. sepium ... I have changed it. 22h05 (talk) 14:10, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Food source[edit]

Convolvulus has, for years, been served as a calcium-rich plant food in a restaurant near MIT. There, when served to questioning researchers, they are told that it is grown in areas with lots of water, but USA Today describes it as a desert shrub:

Low-growing varieties predominate in the Gobi, with many low shrubs. Convolvulus and tamarix are two common shrubs, both well-adapted to low temperatures and little water. Also known as bindweed, the convolvulus adds some color to the landscape... The sprawling shrub produces tiny yellow flowers and tolerates a range of moisture levels, from salty marshes to the dry habitat of the Gobi.

I would like to see some text on convolvulus as an Asian vegetable food source which discusses its nutritive properties and its use as a food. I read repeatedly that:

Field Bindweed is not a preferred food source for mammalian herbivores because the foliage is mildly toxic.

I also read on page 103 of _Medicinal Plants in Australia Volume 3: Plants, Potions and Poisons_ by Cheryll Williams that "The Grass-leaved Convolvulus (Ipomoea graminea) has been an important food source in the Northern Tropics. It contains good levels of carbohydrate...and protein...with some fat and various trace elements..."

I also read in Natural Enemies of Convolvulus arvensis In Western Mediterranean Europe by S. S. Rosenthal and G. R. Buckingham[1] that there are 200-300 species of convolvulus]. "Of the 200 or 300 species of Convolvulus, 118, including C. aruensis, occur in the Mediterranean." MaynardClark (talk) 20:32, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

  1. ^ Hilgardia. Volume 50, Number 2, May, 1982. University of California Division of Agricultural Sciences