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 87:

Taiwan cherry

Prunus campanulata

A twig snapped from a young sappling growing amongst native bush in Titirangi.

The Taiwanese cherry is a deciduous tree that grows up to 8m high. Its leaves are serrated, thin, and cherry-like. The flowers are deep pink, bell-shaped in clusters and it has shiny scarlet fruit 1cm across from October to December. Why is it a problem? Birds spread the seed and it invades all types of shrublands, light gaps in the forest, and roadsides. (Northland Regional Council website).