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nikyt

Novice gardener. Slowly filling my suburban Sydney patch with flowers for my native bees. 🐝💛 Most interested in edibles and native Australian plants

Convolvulus sabatius syn.Convolvulus mauritanicus

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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nikyt

Help me identify this plant. This is a weed, isn't it?

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nikyt

Is it morning glory?

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nikyt

Convolvulus sabatius? Looks like it can be bought at local nurseries so I guess it's not a weed(?)

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brightcolours

#plantID @nej @leisel @deekay

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leisel

It does look like it and checking online too. If you bought it at a nursery then they should know between an ornamental plant and environmental weed. Like anything if it grows easily from cuttings why always get rid of waste in bin and not dumping, as that is why so many plants can end up in bushland becoming weeds and choking out our native plants. @nikyt (I'm in no way meaning you dump plant waste either)

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nikyt

When I googled I noticed lots of nurseries selling something looking like this, but I didn't actually buy it. I just discovered it in my garden. I usually only buy natives or edibles. @leisel But I totally agree that no one should dump garden cuttings. I've done some bush regeneration work in the past and know the damage exotic plants can do in the wrong places.

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leisel

One weed that is horrific is maderia vine, absolutely chokes everything. I recall years ago driving through an area where fruit trees choked to death by this weed. Then to be surrounded by it from neighbours yards, always looking out for any tubers that might drop from vine.

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justmeonlyme

Could it be morning glory, it could be if it looks and grows like a bean vine, I know all about morning glory I grew it thinking it was beans until I saw the same purple flower @nikyt

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