The most characteristic members of the order are twining plants with generally smooth heart-shaped leaves and large showy white or purple flowers, as, for instance, the greater bindweed of English hedges, Calystegia sepium, and many species of the genus Ipomaea, the largest of the order, including the "convolvulus major" of gardens, and morning glory.
The creeping or trailing type is a common one, as in the English bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis), which has also a tendency to climb, and Calystegia Soldanella, the sea-bindweed, the long creeping stem of which forms a sandbinder on English seashores; a widespread and efficient tropical sand-binder is Ipomaea Pes-Caprae.
Convolvulus arvensis (bindweed) is a pest in fields and gardens on account of its wide-spreading underground stem, and many of the dodders (Cuscuta) cause damage to crops.
We have rampant bindweed - is it OK to treat the whole old lawn before the new one is put down?
hedge bindweed With the plants come those animals that depend on them.
However, some black bindweed is creeping into the picture.
Hedge and large bindweed were still in flower as was Self-heal, Red clover and Cat's-ear.
bindweed flower - complete with pollen attached to its hairs!
bindweed seeds are a common food in the diet of the gray partridge.
bindweed plants at all growth stages.
field bindweed also grows on the field edges south of the city.
sea spurge Euphorbia paralias and the nationally scarce dune fescue Vulpia fasciculata are frequent, while sea bindweed Calystegia soldanella is very local.
convolvulus arvensis L. Lesser Bindweed, Small Bindweed This plant can become a troublesome weed in gardens.
Sea spurge Euphorbia paralias and the nationally scarce dune fescue Vulpia fasciculata are frequent, while sea bindweed Calystegia soldanella is very local.
inoculum of the fungus Phomopsis convolvulus has caused severe damage to field bindweed plants at all growth stages.
Field bindweed seed is moderately susceptible to soil solarization.
Bindweed (Convolvulus) - Handsome climbing herbs; some hardy, and, where properly used, effective.
It grows in almost any soil, and, like its relation the Bindweed, is readily increased by division of the roots, which creep.
Blue Rock Bindweed (Convolvulus Mauritanicus) - A beautiful, prostrate, twining plant from N.
Double Bindweed (Convolvulus Pubescens Fl.-Pl.
Sea Bindweed (Convolvulus Soldanella) - A distinct trailing species with fleshy leaves; flowering in summer, pale red, and handsome in the rock garden, if planted so that its shoots droop over stones.
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