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 78:

Smilax, bridal creeper

Asparagus asparagoides

Yet another weed found locally - wrapping around the lower branches of a pohutukawa tree - definitely one to take out of the garden.

Scrambling or twining perennial that grows up to 3 m tall in supporting shrubs or hedges. The 'leaves' are actually green, flattened cladodes that resemble leaves. Flower small, greenish-white, followed by red berries. (An Illustrated Guide to Common Weeds of New Zealand)