Monday, May 10, 2021



The plants we see closest to us on our walks are mainly weeds. In fact, in the ditch and verge along our most common walk, I have almost given up on seeing indigenous plants. I picked up a weighty booklet called 'Weeds of Southern Queensland' and the photos are all-too familiar. 

I've only just realised there's a symbol chart - and a few plants should be reported within 24 hours. 

And while I do intend to study, read up and report - I'm fascinated by these hardy plants that travel and grow where they're unwanted. That are hardy and tough and vigorous. 

As I commented to my husband when he looked askance at me looking up the evolution and uses of thistles - these are the plants that will remain long after we're gone. 

And if things go badly wrong - these are the plants people will be living off. 

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