Friday, June 3, 2011

Weeds of the North Window

One of last week's many vases (it's the season for Brooklyn flowers fresh out of the garden) contained an experiment with weeds found on travels to the garden and otherwise. I wanted to see how long the flowers might last and in some cases to positively ID the plant. Two blooming weeds from last week that ended up in the vase were Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula) and White Campion. (Silene latifolia or Lychnis alba, not sure which name is most current.) The blue in the vase was not from a wild plant, but a clipping from Joe's Centaurea montana.

Leafy Spurge, Brooklyn


frank@nycg said...

Yay for weeds!

sarah said...

You already have campion? no wait - we had it here last year by this time. I'll have to go visit the campion spot and see how it's coming along! Go, weeds! And thanks for the ID of the Centaurea montana. I just spotted that at a friend's house and had no clue what it was.

Sweetgum Thursday said...

Yay weeds. Although I think if we keep saying weed I just may end up on some government watch list. (I do have some posts labelled buds which won't help any either.)

Hope you both spot some awesome weeds and other sweet things in your travels outside this weekend.