Problem: Field Bindweed (Lawns)
Convolvulus arvensis This deep-rooted perennial weed, also known as wild morning glory, is found throughout most of the United States in lawns, gardens, and fields and along roadways. It is one of the most troublesome and difficult weeds to eliminate because of its extensive root system. The roots may grow 15 to 20 feet deep. Roots or pieces of roots left behind from hand-pulling or spading easily resprout. Field bindweed, which reproduces by seeds and roots, twines and climbs over shrubs and fences and up into trees. It prefers rich, sandy or gravelly soil but will grow in almost any garden soil.
Roots or pieces of roots left behind from hand-pulling or spading easily resprout.