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 52:

Hawkbit

Botanical name: Leontodon taraxacoides
Family name: Asteraceae

Pulled from a crack in the pavement where it had formed a well-weathered rosette.

Hawkbit is a perennial weed often confused with dandelion and several other weed species which also have yellow flowers and look quite similar. As with dandelion, catsear and hawksbeard, hawkbit grows as a rosette, with leaves radiating out from a growing point situated at ground level. This enables it to tolerate mowing and grazing. It has hairy leaves, unlike dandelion and hawksbeard. However, its leaves tend to be narrower than those of catsear. (Massey Uni Weeds Database)