Weedy Wednesday – Sow Thistle

Weedy Wednesday – Sow Thistle

Description:Common Sow thistle is an erect, hairless, branched annual or biennial herb about 1 m tall with hollow stems which have a milky sap. The yellow dandelion-like flower heads are clustered, each about 2 cm in diameter. As A Soil Indicator:Low Calcium, Very...
Weedy Wednesday – Kikuyu

Weedy Wednesday – Kikuyu

Description:A creeping, aggressive, course, perennial lawn grass spreading by runners  and with seed heads that are hidden within the leaf structure and only showing long, white, thread like stamens at flowering in summer. Native to eastern Africa, it is a common lawn...
Weedy Wednesday – Purslane

Weedy Wednesday – Purslane

Description:A prostrate, succulent, running annual herb that often forms dense mats with spoon shaped, shiny leaves, red stems and 4-6 petalled, yellow flowers from August to MarchAs A Soil Indicator:Very low Calcium, Very low Potassium, Very high Phosphate, Very high...
Weedy Wednesday – Lamb’s Quarter

Weedy Wednesday – Lamb’s Quarter

Description:An annual plant, it grows to 1-2 m high and spreads to 1 m across.  The stem is erect, succulent and without hairs and they often have soft mealy lumps which can be rubbed off.  The leaves are simple, with one at each node, and occurring alternately up the...