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 55:

Broad-leafed plantain

Botanical name: Plantago major
Family name: Plantaginaceae

Broad-leaved plantain is a very common perennial weed found in many lawns and pastures, and often in waste places as well. It is very similar to narrow-leaved plantain. However, broad-leaved plantain is able to tolerate compaction, water-logging and treading better than narrow-leaved plantain, which may explain why it is often more prevalent in sports fields and gate-ways of pastures. (Massey Uni Weeds Database)

These young plants were found growing in a slightly boggy area of the local park.