Origin of bindweedso called from the result of its twining habit
any of various twining vines, esp. any of certain vines (genus Convolvulus) of the morning-glory family
- Any of various trailing or twining, often weedy plants of the genera Calystegia and Convolvulus, having white, pink, or purple funnel-shaped flowers.
- Any of various similar trailing or twining plants.
(countable and uncountable, plural bindweeds)
- (botany) The family Convolvulaceae, of several trailing vine-like plants with funnel-shaped flowers.
- true bindweed, genus Convolvulus.
- false bindweed, genus Calystegia.
- Plants of species in other genera with similar appearance
- black bindweed, Fallopia convolvulus
- slender bindweed, Polymeria calycina
- bittersweet nightshade, blue bindweed, Solanum dulcamara
- Sea Bindweed (Convolvulus Soldanella) - A distinct trailing species with fleshy leaves; flowering in summer, pale red, and handsome in the rock garden, if planted so that its shoots droop over stones.
- It grows in almost any soil, and, like its relation the Bindweed, is readily increased by division of the roots, which creep.
- Bindweed (Convolvulus) - Handsome climbing herbs; some hardy, and, where properly used, effective.
- Blue Rock Bindweed (Convolvulus Mauritanicus) - A beautiful, prostrate, twining plant from N.
- Double Bindweed (Convolvulus Pubescens Fl.-Pl.