Coming back from the corner shop yesterday, I decided to pick myself a free bunch of flowers from the weeds growing around the base of every tree, lamp-post and wall I passed. I had no idea how if they'd last - they were all rather droopy by the time I got home but once I'd cut their ends off and got them in water they really perked up.
I knew I'd picked Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris), but I found I'd picked up another plant with a similar structure. It took quite a bit of Googling, but I have discovered that this is Thale Cress (Arabidopsis thaliana). I'd also grabbed what I thought must be a type of miniature dandelion, but is, I found out, Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris). Look at me, I'm learning!
Shepherd's Purse | Common Groundsel | Thale Cress
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* SONG OF THE DAY: Pulp - Weeds *