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Photo: Montbretia (a weed, not a native plant)

The mention of weeds yesterday reminded me of a series of weed shots I took last summer, all of them in a small patch on the track to Lawson swimming pool. Montbretia is one of the prettiest, and most vigorous weeds. When I had them in my garden they just spread and spread, taking over a whole garden bed in no time until with some persistence I managed to get rid of most of them. In the bush they spread along waterways and cause significant erosion to creek banks.

These days I pick the flowers when I see them when I am out walking. They look pretty in a vase and do a little bit towards controlling them.