bindweed

noun
bind·​weed | \ˈbīnd-ˌwēd \

Definition of bindweed 

: any of various twining plants (especially genus Convolvulus of the morning-glory family) that mat or interlace with plants among which they grow

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Wildflowers and shady pines (Photo: Mare Czinar/Special for The Republic) Watch for swarms of butterflies and bees drawing nectar from Butter and Eggs flowers, New Mexican vervain and field bindweed blooms. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Flagstaff hike: Rogers Trail hike is a lovely walk in the woods," 5 July 2018 Sorry, no magic methods for bindweed/morning glory. OregonLive.com, "How to control bindweed, transplant camellia: Ask an expert," 6 Apr. 2018 Cleavers, nettles and bindweed, rejected as too thuggish, were pulled. Amy Merrick, WSJ, "5 Lessons From the Punk Rockers of Gardening," 26 Apr. 2018 Sweet potatoes are relatives of morning glory (including the wild morning glory or field bindweed), all members of the Ipomea genus. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Tips for growing sweet potatoes in Idaho | Idaho Statesman," 7 Mar. 2018 These super aggressive weeds include blackberry, Scotch broom, bindweed (also known as invasive morning glory), horsetail, English ivy, poison oak and old man’s beard (also known as traveler’s joy; an invasive species of clematis). OregonLive.com, "How to defend lawns, gardens against invasive weeds," 27 Feb. 2018 That’s also an attempt to make our soil less attractive to field bindweed (wild morning glory). Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "here is a timeline for planting crops this year in southern idaho | Idaho Statesman," 7 Feb. 2018 There’s no mention of quackgrass or field bindweed in its killing swath, but the label may claim that control. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Frost damage in the Treasure Valley this week likely to be minimal," 10 Apr. 2017 It can be confused with bindweed (wild morning glory), but is much smaller. Kym Pokorny, OregonLive.com, "Know your weeds or risk hurting your garden," 1 July 2017

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1548, in the meaning defined above

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