Convolvulus arvensis, Corn Bind, Lesser bindweed,
Hebrew: חבלבל השדה, Arabic: ضيبأ دادح, Egypt: عَليق "'Olleiq"

Scientific name:  Convolvulus arvensis L.
Common name:  Corn Bind, Lesser bindweed
Hebrew name:  חבלבל השדה
Arabic name:  ضيبأ دادح
Egypt:  عَليق "'Olleiq"
Plant Family:  Convolvulaceae, חבלבליים

wildflowers in Israel, Flowers of the Holy Land

Life form:  Geophyte
Leaves:  Alternate, entire
Flowers:  Pink, white
Fruits / pods:  Capsule
Flowering Period:   March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Habitat:  Weed in cultivated land of various crops, ruderal
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:   Pluriregional, boreal-tropical
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

פרחים וצמחי בר בארץ ישראל, חבלבל השדה, لبلاب الحقول

Derivation of the botanical name:
Convolvulus, Latin, convolvere, "to twine around"; "a bindweed" (Plinius), from convolvo, volvi, volutum, ere "to droll together, roll up, intertwine."
arvensis, arvum, field, cultivated land, plowed land; of cultvated fields.
The Hebrew word chavalval, חבלבול. Shaul Tchernichovsky (1875 – 1943), poem: "You Are So Fragrant" (19.7.1929):... ניחוחם של חבלבלים, nichucham shel chavalvalim, fragrance of Convolvulus (Tchernichovsky's Note: chavalval, חבלבול, Convolvulus L. Winde, Bindweed, Вьюнок).
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.