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A Lovely Weed

Postby Ceropegia » Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:05 am

This bindweed is growing in a pot that has a Japanese maple waiting to be planted. The flowers are so pretty I haven't had the heart to pull it out.
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Postby TomCofer » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:39 pm

Very nice. I wouldn't known it was a weed and not an intentionally planted flower if you hadn't told me. :D
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Re: A Lovely Weed

Postby Didereaux » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:39 pm

Martha,
Although Morning glory is in the bindweed family, this is not Field Bindweed the noxious weed, and bane to farmers. Field bindweed has small flowers and ALWAYS white to pinkish. I can't tell you which of the Morning Glories this is (there are 60+ in that family) but it ain't Field Bindweed. :D
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Re: A Lovely Weed

Postby Ceropegia » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:07 am

Didereaux wrote:Martha,
Although Morning glory is in the bindweed family, this is not Field Bindweed the noxious weed, and bane to farmers. Field bindweed has small flowers and ALWAYS white to pinkish. I can't tell you which of the Morning Glories this is (there are 60+ in that family) but it ain't Field Bindweed. :D

I did not say it was "field" bindweed. The Bindweed Family – Convolvulaceae is a very large family. Not knowing for sure which plant this was I simply referred to it as a bindweed. My guess it that it is ipomoea purpurea or common morning glory which has naturalized globally, is considered to be a non-native weed in the U.S., and is known to be present in the county where I live. It was a volunteer in the large pot in which it was growing.

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Re: A Lovely Weed

Postby St3v3M » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:41 am

Ceropegia wrote:This bindweed is growing in a pot that has a Japanese maple waiting to be planted. The flowers are so pretty I haven't had the heart to pull it out.

We are weeds to some, flowers to others! S-
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Re: A Lovely Weed

Postby minniev » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:48 am

It looks like morning glory to me, too, it must be in the same family. Love you you captured it with the light concentrated in the center area so it looks like it's lit from within. Really beautiful, especially that last one.
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Re: A Lovely Weed

Postby Charles Haacker » Tue May 02, 2017 3:28 pm

Transplant it! It's lovely! :thumbup:
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Re: A Lovely Weed

Postby Ceropegia » Tue May 02, 2017 5:58 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:Transplant it! It's lovely! :thumbup:


Would that I could, but I'm fairly certain it is an annual. If it does come back, though, I will try to give it a more satisfactory home in the ground, where it surely will be happier.


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