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Bind Weed or not

Is this Bind Weed if not what is it, it is growing in my neighbors compost heap, very large and is taking over.


  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    It looks like an ivy to me.
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    My first thoughts were Ivy.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,184
    Mine too. Young new growth of ivy. Bindweed isn't glossy and shiny like that.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,531
    So were mine, but on second thoughts I think it's too shiny.  One of the bryonies?  I never which is black and which is white.
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275
    edited June 2019
    Black Bryony, my Dad has it in his hedge. Poisonous.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,184
    edited June 2019
    Briony isn't shiny either (at least, not the one that I'm forever pulling out of my hedge, but I don't know which one it is).
    Edit: it looks like an indoor photo so maybe the camera flash is confusing things. Any chance of a photo without flash?

    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Yes it was taken indoors, but it is shinny leaves and it has little white 'buds' on it, steams very twisted,  I thought of Ivy but as it is in the compose heap wondered why, sorry cannot get another photo, chap brought it up club this afternoon, he now gone home.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,184
    I hadn't noticed the buds! I googled briony and I think @josusa47 is right - black briony with extra shine from the camera flash. It turns out that the one I get is white briony.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,771
    edited June 2019
    Definitely not ivy. 

    Looks like Black Bryony to me ... the leaves of Black Bryony are glossy 

    See link below (the leaves in the top pic are bramble not Bryony) .... scroll down to How to Identify
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • fiona floxfiona flox Posts: 38
    It looks very much like bindweed which I have growing all over my garden.  I pull it out of the hedges, after trying to cut it off at the bottom, especially if it is tangled round other desirable plants.  Like ivy, it will lose its grip after a short time and it can be tugged free.  However it is very difficult to eradicate.
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