learning from our weeds

We have learnt that a great way to learn more about the land is to understand what grows naturally on it. Weeds are an important part of this – so we did a little survey of all the weeds growing out in the olive groves to try and get a further glimpse into the plentiful world of the soils below. We have tried to identify as many of them as possible but there are still quite a few we haven’t identified yet. If you know any of them then please let us know!

Haplopappus illinitus

Haplopappus illinitus

Cirsium vulgare (Cardo negro) Spear thistle/Bull thistle?

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Convolvulus demissus () or Ipomoea purpurea (Gloria de la mañana)

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Plantago lanceolata (Llantén / Llantén menor) Buckthorn plantain (also here)

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Taraxacum officinale (Diente de león / Lechuguilla) Dandelion

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potentially Lupinus polyphyllus

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Dipsacus sativus (L.) Honck.   Carda , Cardilla

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Madia chilensis (Nutt.) Reiche

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Oenothera mollissima L

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and the rest we haven’t figured out yet…

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Posted on March 10, 2016 by

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