100 Days Project

Jacinda: Inkweed

100 black ink drawings of common New Zealand garden weeds (plants found growing where they are not wanted). The drawings, made on A4 paper, will loosely depict the plants' essential characteristics. Where possible I will identify them using the Massey University Weed Database and other online sources. On completion I will output all the drawings as one large poster on photorag paper.

Day 26:

Cleavers

Botanical name: Galium aparine
Family name: Rubiaceae

It is often considered to be sticky because it clings tenaciously to socks, other clothing and to sheep. However, the foliage and fruits are actually armed with tiny hooks which help them "stick" to such surfaces in a similar way to the hooks used with Velcro. (From: NZ Weed Database, Massey University).

Found a small cluster of plants growing in the back garden. Quite glad really, as it's getting harder to find a different weed each day.