The weed annals III

The last instalment of selections from the Farm Weeds of Canada volume from roughly a century ago; earlier postings here and here. The plates from these volumes (a gift from Steven Levine) appear here first of all, as objects of art: scientific illustrations, yes, from which much can be learned, but also gorgeous and often moving compositions. Two not in previous postings, both meriting inclusion in the Farm Weeds volume because they are familiar, of considerable economic importance, and serious nuisances (handle with care):

Plate 62. Common Burdock (Arctium minus):


Plate 63. Canada Thistle (Cnicus arvensis):


Now for the others.

Plate 58. Yellow Daisy or Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta):


59. Stinking Mayweed (Anthemis cotula):


60. Ox-Eye or White Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum):


61. Common Ragwort or Stinking Willie (Senecio jacobaea):


64. Chicory (Cichorium intybus):


66. Perennial Sow-Thistle (Sonchus arvensis):


70. Orange Hawkweed or Devil’s Paint Brush (Hieracium aurantiacum):


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