'A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows' --Doug Larson--
sourced from weedbook Sydney on facebook
|at Richard Murden Reserve, Haberfield... my distraction on our walk were the many species of fungi and mushrooms|
We had fun and all done before the rain....
first part: Adam West, the Biodiversity Officer of the GreenWay Sustainability Project, gave an indepth coverage concerning weeds in a one day workshop provided for free. Glad to discover that I have been pulling out in my garden (can now relax my vigor!) a native ground cover Commelina cyanae thinking they were the weed trad for short (or wandering jew/ creeping christian)TradescantiaThe second part of the day was out in the field at Richard Murden Reserve to along the Hawthorne Canal of the GreenWay. Sue Stevens, the GreenWay Landcare Supervisor pointed out the various weeds and natives in the bush care sites inspiring great interest from the workshop group. I also saw my first real female fig bird ... so what a bonus!
|native ground cover Commelina cyanae|
Some GreenWay weeds covered during the day included
• Ehrhata erecta
• Bidens pilosa
• fleabane Conyza sumatrensis
• blackberry nightshade Solanum nigrum
• turkey rhubarb Acetosa sagittata
• moth vine Araujia hortorum
• fat hen Chenopodium album
and noxious weeds focused on during the workshop included
• Lantana camara
• Castor oil plant Ricinus communis
• Asthma weed Parietaria judaica
• Prickly pear Cylindropuntia species
• Broad leaf Privet ligustrum lucidium
• Narrow leaf privet ligustrum sinense
• Camphor laurel Cinnamomum camphora
some great links...