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 76:

Spotted medic

Medicago arabica

Growing luxuriently on verges around the neigbourhood. I had previously thought this to be some kind of clover, but looking more closely can see the burrs forming already.

Burr medic, also known as burr weed, is a type of trifoliate weed that can quickly spread throughout the lawn and garden if not controlled. You can recognize this weed by its green serrated leaves and reddish-purple colored stems that creep closely along the ground. It also has small yellow flowers. After flowering, the tiny green pods produce prickly burrs. These will eventually dry up and turn brown, spreading seeds everywhere. (Gardening Know How website)