black bindweed

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black bindweed

black bindweed

Fast growing invasive edible weed used historically as food source. A vine that wraps clockwise around other plant stems with triangular, heart-shaped leaves and small green-white-pink flower clusters. Seeds and leaves edible, but has oxalic acid, which steaming can help lower. Not he same as true Bindweeds, which have bigger trumpet-like flowers, including Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae),
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The tiny flowers of wild buckwheat (Eriogonum) are irresistible to many beneficials, and there are buckwheats that are low and compact enough to tuck into even the smallest garden.
Some of the more common plants might be chickweed, dock, horehound, wild buckwheat, mugwort and miner's lettuce.
Look for blue penstemon and yellow wild buckwheat in the rock garden in June.