Thursday, May 07, 2015

Week of weeds: Day 4.

Yet again, just when I thought I had exhausted finding every blue/purple weed growing in Vinoland I discovered the diminutive Field madder (Sherardia arvensis).  I don't know much about this little weed except that it is very cute, it is related to Catchweed Bedstraw (a nemesis of mine) and it is often found in vineyards and orchards etc.  And in this instance, the field madder is growing all around the Pinot grigio block and, surprise, surprise, not on the slope above the house.


Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: My books don't even mention this one; must be too diminutive!
Is it possible you brought this madder from GB? Maybe someone else did!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Named for an English botanist, William Sherard, it's no madder than your average American weed.
Check under bedstraw.