Growth Habit: Bindweed grows long tangling stems, which can cover 2m in diameter. The leaves are alternate and are triangular in shape. Main growth is during spring to summer.
Type of Plant: Bindweed is a perennial, creeping vine.
Flowers: The flowers can be white or pinkish.
Fruit/Seed: Seeds are produced in a pointed capsule.
Dispersal: Bindweed reproduces by seed, which germinate in autumn and winter. Soil movement and water mainly disperse seed.
Distribution: Bindweed is found in gardens, run down pastures, many crops, vineyards and waste places.
Status: Undeclared in Tasmania.
- Bindweed can be a very competitive plant in many crops and vineyards, where it reduces production and interferes with harvesting.
- Grubbing (all year). Isolated plants may be manually removed with a fork or similar tool.
- Herbicide (summer, spring and autumn). Herbicides registered in Tasmania include MCPA, triclopyr and glyphosate. If the bindweed is in a crop, consult the D.P.I.W.E. for more specific information.
N.B. Always check the herbicide label before use.
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