Is bindweed sticky?

I have just had a discussion about two plants. I thought one was bindweed and the person I was speaking with thought that the other one is bindweed. 

My plant is sticky and doesn't have much foliage. It crops up in different places and is very easy to pull out of the ground.

The other plant is not sticky and it has considerable foliage. Mainly it wraps itself around other bushes, gets very long and needs to be cut.

I have to admit that the Google images appear to suggest that the second is bindweed. Do you think it is?

And if so what is the shorter sticky weed I thought was bindweed? 





  • daydaisydaydaisy Posts: 364

    Without a piccy I can't be sure but the "sticky" one sounds like Goose grass. Its seeds attach themselves to animal fur so that is a natural propagation method for the plant. Bindweed grows up and twists around any convenient plant and has a pretty white or pink trumpet flower. (A darned nuisance in my veggie patch)

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,472

    The sticky one is probably cleavers aka goosegrass, Galium aparine:

    Bindweed has smooth heart-shaped leaves and smooth stems which wind around any and everything.


    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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