We have some of the best plants and birds where I live. We have the deadliest snakes in the world, deadly crocodiles and huge spiders. But we also win on another count – our weeds are pretty awesome as well.
If I moved to a cooler climate I’d probably take some of these weeds with me (and get arrested at the border). Just kidding, mum 🙂
First on the list is convolvulus (Wikipedia tells me that some species of convolvulus are globally threatened – not in my neck of the woods!)
It looks pretty, until…
…the farmer sees it in the paddock strangling the sugar cane
Blue Mist (below) has not been declared a pest here, yet – but it’s on it’s way up the charts.
The next one is completely unknown to me. It looks like a Singapore Daisy, but it doesn’t carry the same characteristics. It’s a mystery…
Then we have Lantana. Very pretty, but very destructive.
And the next one is completely unknown to me. Red waxy leaves and a weird green nose. At first I thought it could be a Micky Mouse plant, but I was wrong because I found one of those a few minutes later…
Here is the Micky Mouse plant
And last but not least, one of the worst weeds in Australia – the awesome Blackberry
Some of our weeds are very pretty. Unfortunately they’ve chosen the wrong place to grow.
I continued happily on my way after taking these pics and then I saw this.
I nearly stepped on it!
For a second I thought it was a crocodile head – luckily it was only a tree root 😀
Have a great week!