Plants in the wild


You’ll often here the phrase ‘a weed is just a plant that is where we don’t want it’. That may be true, but if we don’t understand the plants and their uses, how can we be sure that we don’t want them.

So many of our Australian weeds originally arrived here, by various means, from the Europe, where they have a long tradition of being used medicinally as herbs.

In addition to this, so many weeds are visual  indicators of what is going on in the soil around them.

For the herbal use, please refer to our ‘Herbs in the Garden and Kitchen‘ page where you can find the remedial uses of some of our more common plants.

Flowering times are approximate. Plants don’t take a lot of notice of calendars and the changes in our climate are mixing things up a bit. The times we’ve given are from our own local experience.

We’re always learning about our by botanic community, taking new pics and meeting folks who know a lot more than we do, so keep checking your favourite plants in these pages. There’s always more to come!


digAfrican Boxthorn


Blackberry


Solanum nigrunBlackberry Nightshade


Castor Oil Plant leaves

Castor Oil Plant


img_20171127_110730-684925179.jpgCatsear


A patch of young ChickweedChickweed


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Common Peppercress


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Creeping Woodsorrel


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Dandelion


Clustered Dock (Rumex conglomeratus)

Dock


Fennel

Fennel (coming soon)


Fumaria officinalis

Fumitory


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Knotweed (coming soon)


Goosefoot


Green Amaranth


Hoarhound


Mallow


Milk Thistle (coming soon)Milk Thistle


Nasturtium flowers

Nasturtiums


Nettle seeds and leavesNettles


Petty spurgePetty Spurge


wp-image-408694727Pine


Plantain Flower

Plantain


Prickly Pear


Purslane

Purslane


St. John's Wort ( Hypericum perforatum )St. John’s Wort


Shepherd’s Purse


Soursobs in flowerSoursobs


Sow Thistle Sow Thistle


Nettle seeds and leavesStinging Nettles


Drosera macranthaSundews


Three Cornered Garlic


Wild Artichoke

Wild Artichoke


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Wild Lettuce


wp-image--50133177Wild Oats


Wild Rose


Many plants have uses we wouldn’t normally think of. We use quite a few that you may be interested in. You can find them on the following pages –

Herbs in the Garden and Kitchen,

Other Useful Garden Plants