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 81:

Purple groundsel

Senecio elegans

Purple, daisy-like flowers. Found in sand dunes at Sumner, while on a 4-day visit to Christchurch.

A species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names wild cineraria, purple ragwort, redpurple ragwort and purple groundsel. It is native to southern Africa, and it is cultivated as an ornamental plant for its colorful flowers. It has been known to escape cultivation and become naturalized in areas of appropriate climate; it can be found growing wild in parts of New Zealand, Australia, the Azores, and on the Central Coast of California. (Wikipedia)