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 51:

Violet

Viola odorata

Violets can make a dense ground-cover, becoming to some a ‘weed’, preferring cool, shady places. Nutritional qualities known for centuries right back to ancient Greece. One hundred grams of fresh spring leaves contains 264mg Vitamin C and 20,000 IU of Vitamin A (put another way; two leaves contain as much Vitamin C as an orange). Supports the liver, gall bladder, digestive and urinary systems. (Julia's Edible Weeds website)

Found escaping out from under a fence on nearby Renfrew Ave. A few flowers out already.