Bindweed definition: Bindweed is a wild plant that winds itself around other plants and makes it difficult for... | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples The plant reproduces readily from seed and its extensive deep root system. Rhizomes, young shoots, young rosettes, young leaves, seeds. All parts of the bindweed plant are poisonous. Oh No not this it lives on and spruts new ones. Thank you for thinking of me. Field bind… It tasted quite fresh and salady initially but with a nasty burst of bitterness that lingered in the mouth. Bindweed, also known as Wild Morning Glory, is a perennial vine that can be tough to remove. It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. Trumpet shaped white and pale pink flowers open along the stems in late spring and early summer. Every spring I dig out wheelbarrow loads of its roots, dry and burn them. When making a new bed or replanting an old one, try a dig down to at least twelve inches. Field bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis, is a pretty, white-flowering climber loved by butterflies.However, it’s a pernicious weed that will smother anything in its path, and will quickly take over beds, borders, walls and fences unless kept in check. The flowers attract beneficial insects into the garden but this is little compensation for the damage that bindweed can otherwise do to plants it happens to come across. Convolvulus arvensis is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 2 m (6ft 7in). With constant and concerted effort you can make a worthwhile difference and reduce the quantity present in your soil – however, its likely you’ll have to learn to live with a certain amount of bindweed once it has found its way into your garden. I filled four barrow loads with the weed which is now drying in a large heap beside the bindweed crematorium. For a few weeks I think that I’ve finally killed it off and gradually, stop checking so thoroughly. 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