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 97:

Chinese Privet

Ligustrum sinense

A small branch snapped from an overgrown hedege on Haig Ave.

Leaves and fruit are poisonous. Widely believed to contribute to allergies and asthma, although since the plant is insect-pollinated it does not produce and wind-blown pollen. Commonly used as a garden hedge in warmer parts of the country. (Common Weeds of NZ)