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Old 07-05-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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Is Morning Glory an invasive plant? Thank you,
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Old 07-05-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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Is Morning Glory an invasive plant? Thank you,
Morning Glory is an extremely invasive plant and in some states it is illegal to possess them as it is difficult to control or to get rid of.
Here's some info on the plant: Erowid Morning Glory Vault : Legal Status
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:07 PM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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When i think of the term "invasive" it is generally a plant that is introduced to an area that is not native... then tends to over run the area, where, if not kept in check, can get out of control and even keep native plants from growing....

In my area, zone5a, MG's are annuals. BUT they 'throw' LOTS of seeds ... i currently have them popping up all over my lawn, but they are easy to pull out... or just run them over with the mower.

Some get VERY tall .... 15+' tall ... I had them on my chain link fence... and filled it in nicely.

SO -- i guess depending on your location, and your definition of "invasive" -- yes they can be.... but i do not find them to fit the invasive category ... like say, Ditch Lilies.... which to me, are much harder to get rid of.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:40 AM
 
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Morning Glory is an extremely invasive plant and in some states it is illegal to possess them as it is difficult to control or to get rid of.
Here's some info on the plant: Erowid Morning Glory Vault : Legal Status
Seems to focus more on the fact that Morning Glory seeds contain LSD.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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The true morning glory is not considered invasive because the plant is an annual in most of the U.S.

But once you plant morning glory, you rarely have to plant again! I consider that a good thing; I'm forever moving morning glory plants from one spot to another in my garden. Those seeds sure do get around.

If you don't want the seeds to self-sow, however, you can pick off the flower heads before they set seed.

What's considered invasive is what's commonly known as wild morning glory, or bindweed; it's a twining perennial.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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My morningglories usualy reseed, but I haven't seen any this year.
I like the fact that they reseeded.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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oh and bindweed i have..... luckily it's in the field way behind my home... but i do pull it when i can as it wraps itself around my other plants. . probably choking them.
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:36 AM
 
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I have Morning Glories all along my front porch. I decided to get rid of them and plant some bulbs. Not an easy task. Even though I pulled every last one I saw within a few weeks many more grew--and so on up to today. They wrap themselves around my beautiful bulb plants and I have to constantly go out and pull them out. I'm thinking the only way to get totally rid of them is to take out my bulbs at the end of summer and use my rototiller to get them out! They are pretty but they will take over an area in a very short time. Maybe a place farther from the house, say a fence or a place you want plenty of growth would work.
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:06 AM
 
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I'd like to use Morning Glories as a ground cover on some field-ish areas around my house. I'm in southeast Idaho. Can anyone tell me if 1) they will choke out other weeds like dandelions and 2) will they reseed in zone 4 or just leave me with a frozen tangled mess after winter?
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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I'd like to use Morning Glories as a ground cover on some field-ish areas around my house. I'm in southeast Idaho. Can anyone tell me if 1) they will choke out other weeds like dandelions and 2) will they reseed in zone 4 or just leave me with a frozen tangled mess after winter?
Not sure about choking out dandelions, but, yes, they will re-seed in zone 4; and yes you will have a tangled mess in the spring, but one that is easy to clean up- it is no big deal.
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