Skip to main content Accessibility help

Regenerative Capacity of Field Bindweed Roots

  • D. G. Swan (a1) and R. J. Chancellor (a2)


Lateral roots of a clone of field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis L.) were dug each month for 12 months, cut into 6-cm long sections and grown in the dark on moist paper at 23 C to determine if regeneration varies seasonally. New shoots and roots were measured after 8, 11, and 14 days. After 14 days, 69% to 98% of the sections had produced shoots. The mean number of shoots per section was greatest in April (6.4) and least in November (2.0). The monthly mean shoot length ranged from 24 to 43 mm. Although most sections produced shoots, very few produced roots. In May, 31% of the sections grew roots, but only 2% to 16% had new root growth in the other months. For the test period, 83% of the sections produced shoots and only 10% produced roots.



Hide All
1. Barr, C.G. 1940. Organic reserves in the roots of field bindweed. J. Agric. Res. 60:391414.
2. Best, K.F. 1963. Note on the extent of lateral spread of field bindweed. Can. J. Plant Sci. 43:230232.
3. Blair, A.M., Chancellor, R.J., Cussans, G.W., Holly, K., Holroyd, J., and Richardson, W.G. 1970. The evaluation of herbicides on perennial weeds with special reference to Agropyron repens . Proc. 10th Brit. Weed Contr. Conf. 1:126133.
4. Davison, J.G. 1970. The establishment of Convolvulus arvensis in a non-competitive situation. Proc. 10th Brit. Weed Contr. Conf. 1:352357.
5. Frazier, J.C. 1943. Amount, distribution and seasonal trend of certain organic reserves in the root system of field bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis L. Plant Physiol. 18:167184.
6. Henson, I.E. 1969. Studies on the regeneration of perennial weeds in the glasshouse. I. Temperate species. Tech. Rep. Weed Res. Org. No. 12. 23 pp.
7. Hill, G.P. 1967. Morphogenesis in stem-callus cultures of Convolvulus arvensis L. Ann. Bot. 31:437446.
8. Timmons, F.L. 1941. Results of bindweed control experiments at the Fort Hays Branch Experiment Station, Hays, Kansas, 1935 to 1940. Bull. Kansas Agric. Exp. Sta. 296. 50 pp.
9. Torrey, J.G. 1958. Endogenous bud and root formation by isolated roots of Convolvulus grown in vitro. Plant Physiol. 33:258263.
10. Zhukov, I.N. 1958. The regeneration of the subterranean organs of field bindweed. Bull. Nauchno-Tekh. Inf. Sibirsk. Inst. Selsk. (3):2732.

Regenerative Capacity of Field Bindweed Roots

  • D. G. Swan (a1) and R. J. Chancellor (a2)


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed