One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A twining European weed related to the docks, with heart-shaped leaves and small white flowers.
Fallopia convolvulus, family Polygonaceae
- ‘As some weeds germinate mainly in the spring, black bindweed, knotgrass and orache are very unlikely to be a problem in winter cereals.’
- ‘In spring wheat, increasing the sowing density reduced black bindweed biomass and seed production.’
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