I want to know more about bindweed/morning glory than how to kill it.
June 1, 2009 12:24 PM Subscribe
Resources for information about field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis
, perennial morning glory) other than how to kill it?
posted by epersonae to home & garden (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've become obsessed with bindweed
, originally because it's overrun my backyard. (Olympia WA USA) I want to write an essay about it, probably for my website or for my neighborhood association newsletter.
I can find lots
of information about its growing habits and how to (try to) eradicate it. (My working title is "Worst. Weed. Ever.")
What I've become curious about is its history: why in god's name did anybody bring it to the New World? where is it originally from? does it have any special significance in other cultures? etc.
I've used the Google, Wikipedia, and the friendly reference desk at my local library, so far to no avail. (I do have a couple of books on invasive plants on hold, and the librarian suggested that I follow the footnotes or bibliography.) Can anyone help find more resources?