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 74:

Tuber ladder fern

Nephrolepis cordifolia

A straggly specimen found just outside the back door.

This is an erect fern with dense, feather-like fronds up to 1m tall. It has round potato-like tubers up to 2cm, attached to the roots. Why is it a problem? It forms dense mats crowding out other vegetation and provides habitat for pest animals like rats. (Northland Regional Council website).