Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hairy tare goes to seed

The hairy tare (Vicia hirsuta), now sprawling all over the window box, is running out of steam as it seeds ripen.  First the pods turn brown, then black, finally splitting to scatter the seeds all over the place.20080728 Wbx & Woodside map 008

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The leaves in the background are one of the sallows that have nearly been overwhelmed by this wiry weed.

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