Tag: weed

Bittersweet Nightshade Watercolor Sketch

I found this beautiful weed climbing on a friend’s fence. Beautiful but rather toxic. While not as poisonous as its cousin, Deadly Nightshade, Bittersweet Nightshade should not be consumed. On this particular vine, the berries were in every stage of color. The berries start…

What am I? Weed Watercolor Sketch

I am mesmerized by the most ordinary things sometimes…a simple weed…but then I think, there’s nothing really ordinary about this beautiful specimen. It’s an opportunistic, being the first to attack disturbed ground, it moved right in. From where? I haven’t a clue. It’s Popeye…

Winter Queen Anne’s Lace

As a child, I grew up next to a small empty lot in the city. It was my special “field” where I spent much time exploring. I use to think it was so gigantic (it’s really not). I would walk around studying plants in my…

Let’s Paint Pokeberry Poison!

On the Little Red Schoolhouse trail, I found Pokeberry! Pokeberry is a weed that has a hypnotic bright fuchsia stem and beautiful berries, but do note that Pokeberry = poison to mammals so do not eat!!! The toxins found in the leaves, stem and…

Gotta Paint that Weed!

UPDATE: TOM WITH THE OHIO NATURE BLOG, HAS IDENTIFIED THIS PLANT AS THE “FLOWER OF AN HOUR”, HIBISCUS TRIONUM.THANK YOU SO MUCH TOM, YOU THE MAN! I have no idea what this is. The good thing is, I don’t need to know what it…