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These pics were sent by a friend

Posted by v1rtu0s1ty Zone 5a, Northern IL (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 10, 10 at 0:50

A friend sent this to me this afternoon. It's a plant and the other one is a vine. I saw it when I went there last time. He pulled but it keeps coming back.

I also have a vine that looks very similar to it. I saw it in 2007. It was 1 foot long. I dug the area until I could no longer see any roots. Anyways, after 3 years, I saw it again. :(

Anyways, here are the pictures from my friend. Hopefully someone can id it and help us how to get rid of it.


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RE: These pics were sent by a friend

  • Posted by hortster 6A, southcentral KS (My Page) on
    Fri, Sep 10, 10 at 12:52

I believe the vine is bindweed and the other plant is a mulberry.
hortster


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RE: These pics were sent by a friend

are they easy to remove? Mine came back after 3 years.


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RE: These pics were sent by a friend

  • Posted by hortster 6A, southcentral KS (My Page) on
    Fri, Sep 10, 10 at 16:33

Both plants have root systems from hades. Constant removal each time they rear their ugly heads is the best answer. Get all that you can each time. Tenacity!
hortster


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RE: These pics were sent by a friend

Bindweed can have an extensive root system that will allow regrowth if not completely removed but birds eat the seeds and drop them and these seeds germinate and grow and that is more likely what you had after 3 years, reseeding.
Mulberries grow from seeds so if someone is seeing Mulberry trees growing in their garden there is one around, somewhere that the birds eat the fruit of and drop the seeds that germinate and grow. If new growth from those roots is not cut off fairly quickly the roots can grow enough to allow new growth from those roots, but diligence in keeping any new growth cut off which then deprives the roots of needed nutrients so the roots die is necessary.


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