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 27:

Dandelion 2

Botanical name: Taraxacum officinale
Family name: Asteraceae

The common weed species confused with dandelion are catsear, hawksbeard and hawkbit. All four weeds grow as rosettes, with upright flower-stems topped by yellow flowers which have pappus attached to their seeds. (From: NZ Weed Database, Massey University).

A younger, more intact plant than previous drawing - dug out from the back lawn.