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 30:

Catsear rosette

Botanical name: Hypochaeris radicata
Family name: Asteraceae

Wrenched from a shady front fenceline on Haig Ave when I was out for a morning walk. It started to wilt slightly before I got to draw it, the outer leaves curling.

'Catsear is often confused with dandelion, and certainly has many similarities to both it and hawkbit. All three are perennial weeds with rosettes in the vegetative phase.'