Weedy Wednesday – Johnson Grass

Weedy Wednesday – Johnson Grass

Description:A tall, relatively hairless perennial grass with broad, long leaves with a prominent midrib underneath, jagged membranous ligule and erect stout stems arising from a creeping, rooting, scaly rhizome. It produces a purplish-brown pyramidal, seed head about...
Weeds – Guardians of the Soil

Weeds – Guardians of the Soil

SO FAR as we are able to determine this is the first book to be written in praise of weeds. According to Joseph Cocannouer, weeds — the common ragweeds, pigweeds, pusleys and nettles, to mention four — perform the following valuable services among...
Weedy Wednesday – Hedge Mustard

Weedy Wednesday – Hedge Mustard

Description:A bristly, annual or biennial (lasting 2 years) herb with a rosette or deeply divided leaves with toothed margins with a much larger rounded terminal lobe that grows to 90cm high. The stems are wiry with pale yellow terminal flowers.As A Soil...
Weedy Wednesday – Morning Glory

Weedy Wednesday – Morning Glory

Description:A rapid growing, finely hairy, climbing perennial vine with purple-blue, bell shaped flowers at most times of the year with a flush from November to April. Unlike many of the other morning glory species, it is mainly a weed of agricultural areas and...