Is the attached bindweed or something else? I have it all over and was planning to treat with glyphosphate as there are a lot of other weeds as well ( poison ivy, creeping charlie)1

Lily of the valley

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    There is no attachment.
    – alephzero
    Commented May 25, 2021 at 1:16
  • If you click one the 1 the image appears. I will try and edit as well. Thanks.
    – justaguy
    Commented May 25, 2021 at 2:19
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    Glyphosate doesn't kill everything. In my experience, it has no effect on either lily of the valley or creeping charlie. Dicamba can kill creeping charlie, but I know of no control for lily of the valley except hand-weeding, which is a multi-year task for large patches.
    – Jurp
    Commented May 25, 2021 at 9:43
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    @Jurp Can lily of the valley ever be a weed? ^.^
    – Stephie
    Commented May 25, 2021 at 17:20
  • @Stephie, I live near a university-affiliated arboretum that also has a botanical garden and several old-growth-ish woods. There is a roughly 10 x 15 foot patch of lily of the valley that has out-competed native vegetation. In this site, it is an invasive weed; in fact, in my US state, selling or giving away lily of the valley is illegal because of its invasiveness. A better alternative for home gardens would be Wild Lily of the Valley (Maianthemum sp.), but it goes dormant in late summer, unfortunately.
    – Jurp
    Commented May 25, 2021 at 23:43

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Looks like Lily of the Valley, Convallaria majalis. Bindweed has large flowers, grows as a vine, and smaller leaves than Lily of the Valley.

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    Lily of the valley , grows in shade and has good perfume. Commented May 25, 2021 at 14:02
  • Thank you all :).
    – justaguy
    Commented May 25, 2021 at 14:36

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