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 66:

Jasmine

Jasmine polyathum

This is an evergreen climber that grows up to mid-canopy height. The shiny, dark green compound leaves have seven opposite leaflets and new growth is tinged with red. It has masses of highly scented, small white tubular flowers, mainly in spring followed by occasional glossy black fruit. It forms impenetrable groundcover, smothering all vegetation to mid-canopy level and suppressing regeneration. It is spread by garden dumping and birds. (Northland Regional Council website).

Now in full bloom. While out walking I picked a small bunch from a mass of vine hanging over a neigbouring fence.