What is this and how do i get rid of it?

ps6fsuJune 13, 2014

This thing has killed/ruined everything i plant in this one bed. It grows like crazy, climbs over everything and chokes it out. How can i get rid of it. I have been pulling it out for years but it just comes back.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lycopus(z5 NY)

Probably Calystegia sepium. To get all of it can require spot treatment with herbicide as it regenerates readily from broken roots.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 1:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Bindweed. It's nearly impossible to get rid of.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 3:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

There is an old thread in the Weed forum about getting rid of bindweed. Essentially, it said to make a solution of Roundup, place it in a jar, then stuff the growing end of a bindweed plant into it (as much foliage as the container will hold). Anchor the jar in place so it doesn't tip over, and cover to protect it from rain. Eventually the herbicide will do its work.

I don't have a bindweed problem, so haven't had to resort to this, but it was supposed to be effective.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 2:52AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. Its definitely bindweed. This should be fun!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 8:55AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Tree Identification Please
I have this tree growing near a quince and an apple...
Small deciduous flowering tree? (OR)
We inherited this one with our yard in west Portland...
Is this crinum?
I actually don't remember planting this. It has been...
Sponsored Products
38 Inch Bathroom Vanity Set
RONBOW Rebecca 61" Double Vanity Sinktop
Modern Bathroom
Indoor Area Rug: Loom Seridian Saba Taupe 7' 9" x 9' 9" Plush
Home Depot
Tyler Bench
Grandin Road
iRobot Roomba 560 AeroVac Upgrade Kit
$69.50 | FRONTGATE
Martina Flushmount by Modiss
$436.80 | Lumens
Tolix Marais A Chair
Design Within Reach
Florence Style Loft Wool Sofa in Blue Tweed
$899.00 | LexMod
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™