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Category: Weeds, Weeds, Weeds | Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:41 am

I am so frustrated and am hoping someone can help me identify my particular weed and how to get rid of them. I have the same problem EVERY year. The weed is a twining plant that winds itself up all of my flowers in the backyard. I pull them all out in the spring and they come back SO fast! Eventually it produces little whitish pink flowers on the vines - usually after I have given up and not pulled them out in the 100 degree weather in Oklahoma. Any thoughts?

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toni wrote on Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:41 am:

How about taking a photo of the weed and posting it in the Plant ID forum instead of your blog.

More people will see it and having a photo is the only way to get an accurate ID.


daisybeans wrote on Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:23 am:

Is this what you have? If so... good luck to you! Clematis virginiana, Virgin's Bower, wild clematis. Very aggressive, invasive. Fragrant flowers in August.


daisybeans wrote on Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:25 am:

Oh darn. The links don't copy into the blog comment...

Canadian Chelsea wrote on Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:15 pm:

From your description, it could be Field Bindweed.

The only way I know how to get rid of it is by never letting it seed and consistantly pulling the plant out.

wflowers wrote on Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:21 pm:

Thank you all so much for the quick responses. It definitely looks like Field Bindweed. I am afraid that it has definitely formed a pretty permanent home in my back garden. I have found some information on the internet and will attempt to find out ways to try and eradicate it. Pulling it out obviously doesn't work - it's back before you even blink. Canadian Chelsea (I am a transplanted Canadian living in Oklahoma...) how do I keep it from seeding?

Again, thanks all for your help - at least I know what I am dealing with now!

Canadian Chelsea wrote on Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:48 pm:

Keep pulling it up before the flowers go to seed. Back-breaking job but it is the only way to get rid of it other than putting a tarp or barrier down to smother it.

Hey, you are a Canadian! What province?
What made you decide to move to Oklahoma? Too cold up here for you?

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