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Weed ID please

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom Gb

I've never seen this weed before we moved here but we've found it all over the allotment. It has rounded long white roots. Can anyone tell me what it's called please?




Is that a leaf off the plant or the whole plant? Also how big is it, is it a little bushy plant or a ground sprawling plant? that looks a bit 'woody' at the end, are you talking a soft sappy plant or a shrubby plant?

22 May, 2017


That's the whole plant. It has rounded fleshy roots which go down quite a long way. It's prostrate, forms a large mat where it can but also pops up near other plants of the same kind, presumably from the same root. The plant in the picture was about 6".

I've now also found it in our garden where it's flat and spreading.

22 May, 2017


I'm pretty sure that is Field Bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis. The leaves haven't quite developed their typical shape yet. You will have to poison it (glyphosate) - the roots go down to Australia. Covering with black plastic and leaving for several years weakens it but it still comes back!

22 May, 2017


Thank you Landgirl. Poison it is then. Glad I know what it's called.

25 May, 2017

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