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 37:

Black nightshade

Botanical name: Solanum nigrum
Family name: Solanaceae

Black nightshade is often confused with deadly nightshade (Atropa bella-donna), which is a much more poisonous weed than black nightshade, and also much less common, being found only occasionally near Christchurch. The berries produced by black nightshade are often eaten by birds, and the seeds are thus spread in bird droppings. (Massey Uni Weeds Database)

A tough-stemmed plant, pulled from a fenceline on nearby Haig Ave.