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Long Island, New York, USA (Zone 7a)
Region: New York Roses
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Ray_Gun
Jun 9, 2020 7:54 AM CST
Hello All,

Two years ago I dug up, split, took home and planted a bunch of Hostas from my father in-law. It was a much needed border filler and they look great. Unbeknownst to me, I also took home with me sort of vining weed that is very aggressive and difficult to control. I'm hoping that if someone can help to identify it I can get rid of it easier. I was super diligent in pulling the shoots up when I saw them but now the hostas are fully opened up it's much harder to see any stragglers. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


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DaisyI
Jun 9, 2020 11:18 AM CST
It looks like Bindweed (wild morning glory). Have you seen it bloom?
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 9, 2020 11:28 AM CST
My first thought was also Bindweed, probably Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Map showing N.Y. distribution here: http://newyork.plantatlas.usf....
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Long Island, New York, USA (Zone 7a)
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Ray_Gun
Jun 9, 2020 11:38 AM CST
Appreciate the replies and links. I've never seen it bloom and it had the opportunity last year. It completely engulfed a trellis and killed a clematis I had there. In looking at the pictures for bindweed, it seems like maybe the leafs on mine are more pointed? And if it bloomed like in those pics I wouldn't even be bothered by it lol. I'll keep digging around; that NY floral atlas page is super helfpul.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 9, 2020 12:11 PM CST
Leaves can be variable. Check out some of these photos of Field Bindweed on these pages:
https://www.invasiveplantatlas...
https://weedid.cals.vt.edu/wee...
https://www.canstockphoto.com/...

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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 9, 2020 12:24 PM CST

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It's not a bindweed, rather it is: Wild Buckwheat (Fallopia convolvulus)

You didn't see the flowers last year because, unlike true bindweeds, its flowers are fairly inconspicous. As you noted, it is a rampant grower. It's an annual, though, That's good news because if you can find the base of the plant and pull it up, you'll kill the whole thing.
Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Jun 9, 2020 12:33 PM CST
Hurray! Thanks Kent for the correct identification of Ray_Gun's plant! Thumbs up

Here's the page showing N.Y. distribution and photos:
http://newyork.plantatlas.usf....
http://newyork.plantatlas.usf....

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Long Island, New York, USA (Zone 7a)
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Ray_Gun
Jun 9, 2020 2:07 PM CST
Thank you Kent and Lin! I'm on the hunt for the source. Appreciate the help!! Thank You!
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