Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands

Take care of our Navajo Rangelands

Field bindweed
Ch’il natł’oi łigaí

Field Bindweed is native to Europe and Asia.It is common in cultivated fields and gardens, along railroads and roadsides, and in disturbed sites and waste places. Outside of agricultural fields, it is most often found in moist locations on tracts once used for agriculture.

The competitive ability of field bindweed is due largely to its extensive root system. One plant is able to reduce the available soil moisture in the top 24 inches of soil to below the wilting point. Field bindweed has deep roots that store carbohydrates and proteins. They help field bindweed spread vegetatively and allow it to resprout repeatedly following removal of above-ground growth.

Pink-tinged blossoms amid luxuriant foliage

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