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 56:

Capeweed

Arctotheca calendula
(Asteraceae)

Many people incorrectly call this weed Cape daisy.  It usually has a capital “C” as is named after the Cape Province in South Africa from where it originated. It can be differentiated from many of the other rosette weeds found in turf by the quite jagged, angular lobes, which aren’t as rounded as many of the closely related dandelion-type flat-weeds. (Massey Uni Weeds Database).

A young rosette found growing on a grass verge. No sign yet of its yellow daisy-like blooms.