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Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)


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Bindweed grows on farmland (particularly corn fields), wasteland, grassy areas, gardens, in fact anywhere it can get established and is very difficult to remove. The ends of the stems revolve anticlockwise around anything it touches (it completes a circle around a plant in less than 2 hours). As it wraps around other plants it can strangle them. Its deep root system makes it difficult to control and the plant is bad for the soil. Picture taken 22nd July 2006 at Felmersham, Bedfordshire

24th Jul 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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