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 45:

Hairy bittercress

Cardamine hirsuta

The plant is a member of the mustard family (Brassicaceae), and is edible as a bitter herb. It has tiny white flowers from July –December. The small four petalled white flowers are borne in a corymb on wiry green stems. Once it is established, particularly in lawn areas, it is difficult to eradicate. Cardamine hirsuta is cited as one of the herbs invoked in the pagan Anglo-Saxon Nine Herbs Charm, recorded in the 10th century. (T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network)