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see morning glorymorning glory,
common name for members of the Convolvulaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and small trees (many of them climbing forms) inhabiting warm regions, especially the tropics of America and Asia. The family is characterized by milky sap.
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Includes Morning Glory. Aggressive vine with funnel-shaped flowers with 5 fused petals. Roots and young shoots used medicinally on some types as survival food and purgative, (causing the body to purge itself), but flowers overall not recommended for consumption because of hallucinogenic compounds. Be careful with these. Some are toxic, some aren’t. Too many for this book too explain. Do research.



(1) A genus of plants(Convolvulus) of the family Convolvulaceae. The plants can be twining or nontwining herbs and shrubs. There are approximately 250 species, distributed mainly in the temperate regions. In the USSR there are 30 species. The most common is the lesser bindweed,(C. arvensis), a persistent perennial soboliferous weed with pale-rose slightly aromatic flowers. The plant grows on cultivated and fallow land, along dams, in ravines, and in other similar habitats. As green fodder bindweed is poisonous in large quantities, but it is harmless in hay. The desert species, C. divaricatus and C. erinaceus, are valuable feed plants. The species C. subhirsutus grows in the forest foothills of Middle Asia. A highly toxic plant of the Crimea, Asia Minor, and the Near East is C. scammonia.

(2) Often the name bindweed includes several species with twining stems of the genus Calystegia, which is also in the family Convolvulaceae.

(3) Sometimes bindweed refers to the South American Ipomoea of the family Convolvulaceae, as well as to the black bindweed (Polygonum convolvulus) of the family Polygonaceae. The black bindweed is a twining annual weed with small plain greenish flowers.



1. any convolvulaceous plant of the genera Convolvulus and Calystegia that twines around a support
2. any of various other trailing or twining plants, such as black bindweed
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The possible reason for this effect of tillage systems on seed bank may be attributed to the reduction of seed bank density of field bindweed in conventional tillage due to frequent plowings and resultantly maximum seed germinations in rainy seasons because the repeated tillage operations might have brought the seeds of field bind weed near the soil surface which emerged rapidly due to more soil aeration and availability of sunlight (Cardina et al.
field bindweed is a perennial plant and a noxious weed in cultivated crops pastures and gardens.
Thousands of the mites released in 1989 at sites near Bushland, Texas, and in New Jersey have survived and reproduced at both locations, although their impact against bindweed has as yet been minimal.
1 If bindweed has grown up into plants, cut it off at the base, leaving the rest twining around the plant.
Pull up any strong bindweed shoots as they appear, and dig out all traces of roots when harvesting.
No sooner have you weeded the beds and borders during a fine spell than you'll have to do it again following a downpour, as seedlings emerge and difficult perennial weeds such as ground elder, couch grass and bindweed do their worst, climbing up plants or spreading their underground roots so they are virtually impossible to eradicate.
Bindweed suddenly appears waving from the tops of ornamental perennials.
Wild morning glory is also known as field bindweed on account of its growth habit.
For tough perennial weeds such as dandelions, nettles and bindweed you need to kill the leaves and the roots, so a systemic herbicide containing glyphosate is the answer.
taCkle | bindweed in borders by removing or painting on weedkiller (you don't want to kill another plants in the process by spraying wildly).
One method is to train bindweed to climb up bamboo canes and then, when it is in flower, apply the weedkiller.