'Convolvo' is Latin meaning 'to entwine'; 'arvens' is Latin for 'of cultivated field'.
By the 1920's, many states proclaimed field bindweed a serious weed, especially states west of the Mississippi including California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Idaho, Utah, Washington, and Texas.
Stems always twine around objects in a counter-clockwise direction.
Field bindweed flowers persist for a single day.
Field bindweed serves as an alternate host for several vegetable viruses.