On the Verge

Weed /wiːd/

noun: weed;

  1. a wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants.

verb: weed;

  1. remove unwanted plants from (an area of ground).

My goal for this project is to celebrate the abundance of ‘misplaced’ flora and fauna growing in narrow margins of public land. Far too often we live life in the fast lane and don’t stop to notice the smaller details around us….I hope to raise awareness of their significance in our world.

The profusion of wild plants growing on the wayside are nature’s larder they can feed and heal us, they support insect life integral to our existence and their simple beauty inspires us.


On the Verge – Hemlock – Winter

Hemlock – Conium Maculatum – Devil’s porridge

 

On the Verge – Gorse – Ulex

On the Verge – Musk thistle

On the Verge – Cocksfoot

On the Verge – Buttercup

On the Verge – Clover – Trifolium

On the Verge – Russell Lupin

On the Verge – Convolvulus flower

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Convolvulus – Bindweed – Morning glory

On the Verge – Felt wort

On the Verge – Dog Daisy

On the Verge – Wilting Convolvulus

On the Verge – Shepherd’s purse – Mother’s heart

Shepherd’s purse – Poor man’s pharmacy – Capsella bursa-pastoris

On the Verge – Devil’s bread

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Conium maculatum – Hemlock – Poison parsley

On the Verge – Vipers Bugloss

On the Verge – Ice leaf

Verbascum

Verbascum thapsus – Woolly Mullein – Ice leaf – Hare’s beard

On the Verge – Winter Dog Daisy

On the Verge – Poison Parsley

On the Verge – Reed canary grass

On the Verge -Winter Rapeseed

On the Verge – Roadside Winter’s morning

On the Verge – Bracken fern – rarahu

On the Verge – Frozen Bramble

On the Verge – Old Man’s Pepper

On the Verge – Frozen Ryegrass – Lolium

On the Verge – Autumn – Bramble

On the Verge – Blueweed

On the Verge – Browntop

On the Verge – Elderflower

On the Verge – Hawksbeard

On the Verge – Common Elder

On the Verge – Rapeseed

On the Verge – Scotch Thistle

On the Verge – Blackberry

On the Verge – L Polyphyllus

On the Verge – Lupin foliage

On the Verge – Buttercup

On the Verge – White Clover

On the Verge – Cotton Thistle

On the Verge – Prairie grass – Bromus willdenowii

On the Verge – Budding Lupin – Russell Lupin

On the Verge – Dandelion

On the Verge – Rapeseed – Brassica napus

On the Verge – Apple blossom

On the Verge – Ribwort – Lamb’s tongue

On the Verge – Russell Lupin

On the Verge – Hemlock

On the Verge – Scotch thistle – Mary thistle

On the Verge – Lolium perenne – Winter ryegrass

On the Verge – Cheese cake – Country Mallow

On the Verge – Winter fennel

On the Verge – Rough shield fern

On the Verge – Dandelion seed head

On the Verge – Bracken Fern

On the Verge – Fennel

On the Verge – Vinca

On the Verge – Speedwell

On the Verge – Morning glory

On the Verge – Lesser Periwinkle

On the Verge – Winter – Nodding Thistle

On the Verge – Urtica dioica