One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A twining plant with trumpet-shaped flowers, several kinds of which are invasive weeds.
Genera Convolvulus and Calystegia, family Convolvulaceae: several species, in particular the hedge (or larger) bindweed (Calystegia sepium)
- ‘To the right is a wilderness, abandoned to brambles, ground elder, bindweed and buddleia.’
- ‘Before we moved here, two pernicious weeds - bindweed and sticky-willie - had been allowed to establish themselves throughout the length of the hedge.’
- ‘Weed control weaknesses: Provides poor control of legumes, Carolina geranium, morningglories, bindweed, and sedges.’
- ‘Using his trusty scanner again, Doran has taken plants that most gardeners would characterise as weeds, such as dandelions and bindweed, and photographed them against a plain black background.’
- ‘Avoid tilling overly aggressive or invasive plants that produce root-buds, such as crabgrass, johnsongrass, bindweed or Canada thistle.’
- ‘On the way from the airport to the hotel I spotted hundreds of sky-blue flowers (about the size of bindweed flowers) on ground-hugging plants - seemingly wild - on the side of the highway.’
- ‘None of the chemicals knocked out field bindweed or little mallow, but that's been the case with methyl bromide plus chloropicrin, too.’
- ‘The list of weed species includes: morninglory, bindweed, buckwheat, Pennsylvania smartweed, Venice mallow, sweet clover, velvetleaf, lamb's quarters, and nightshade.’
- ‘A factory farm stood silent and abandoned, hedges of elders dripped berries and were decorated with white trumpets of bindweed.’
- ‘Nettles and tangles of bindweed, pelt-snagging goosegrass and bedstraw alike were avoided, while he gazed with pleasure on the eager growth of scattered rowan and hawthorn saplings.’
- ‘These so-called host plants include many broadleaf weeds and cover crops such as nettles, mallow, chicory, dandelion, thistles, bindweed, deadly nightshade, and many clovers.’
- ‘Perennial weeds such as horsetail and bindweed need more attention because the roots should be removed to stand any chance of eradicating them.’
- ‘Having said that, be assured that late summer is ideal for tackling the growth of difficult weeds such as ground elder, brambles, bindweed and Japanes knotweed.’
- ‘Brambles and bindweed (which he called bindbell) mainly.’
- ‘Perennial grasses such as bluegrass and quackgrass and broadleaves such as Canada thistle, bindweed, and curly dock also could be addressed with the Roundup Ready weed control program.’
- ‘Docken, like dandelion, nettle, ground elder, bindweed and couch-grass belongs to that troublesome group of wild flowers called perennial weeds.’
- ‘Even the salvias and euphorbias are suffering, and I see bindweed.’
- ‘And please don't talk to me about ‘well bindweed is okay but creeping buttercup is a little rascal’, because we're not on first name terms, the weeds and I.’
- ‘The weed strangling your garden is known as bindweed.’
- ‘Spray perennial weeds such as bindweed and Canadian thistle with a glyphosate-based herbicide before first frost.’
- 1.1 Used in names of twining plants similar to bindweed, e.g. black bindweed.
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